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Constant Powers Men's Tennis Over WNEC, 7-2

Eric Henne Springfield, Mass. - October 10, 2008 - Andrew Constant cruised at No. 1 singles and picked up a win with teammate Bobby Schlink in No. 1 doubles to lead the Springfield College men's tennis team to a 7-2 win over cross-town rival Western New England on Friday afternoon at Appleton Courts.

Constant picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win over Alex Boutin at No. 1 singles after he and Schlink won 8-3 in doubles over Boutin and Brian Relihan.

Tim Tunis won at No. 3 singles by rallying after dropping the first set en route to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory. At No. 4 singles, Mike McGee won 7-5, 6-3, while Eric Henne was victorious at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-3. John Schrank closed out the Pride's victory at No. 6 singles with a 7-5, 0-6, 6-1 win.

The Pride return to action on Wednesday when it travels to take on Nichols at 3:30 pm.

The match began with doubles play.

Doubles
#1 Constant/Schlink (SC) def. Boutin/Relihan (WNEC), 8-3
#2O'Leary/Tunis (SC) def. Boyle/Lee (WNEC) , 8-3
#3 Genovese/Ovellete (WNEC) def. Phil O'Sullivan/McGee (SC), 8-6

Singles
#1 Andrew Constant (SC) def. Alex Boutin (WNEC), 6-1, 6-0
#2 Brian Relihan (WNEC) def. Bobby Schlink (SC), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
#3 Tim Tunis (SC) def. Jason Lee (WNEC), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
#4 Mike McGee (SC) def. Tom Boyle (WNEC), 7-5, 6-3
#5 Eric Henne (SC) def. Steve Genovese(WNEC), 6-3, 6-3
#6 John Schrank (SC) def. JonPaul Ovellette (WNEC), 7-5, 0-6, 6-1

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