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Conn College Humbles Men's Tennis, 9-0

Ben Burnap Springfield, Mass. -- April 14, 2011 -- The Springfield College men's tennis team fell to Connecticut College, 9-0, under sunny skies this afternoon at the Appleton Courts in non-conference play.

The SC player who fought the hardest was senior Eric Henne (Bristol, Conn.), who lost to freshman Will Tucker (London, England) by a score of 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

Otherwise, the remaining scores all came by straight sets.

For the Camels, senior Trevor Prophet won at No. 1 singles over sophomore Ben Burnap (Westerly, R.I.), 6-2, 6-3.

At No. 2, junior Jeff Weisberger defeated junior Doug Nickerson (Falmouth, Me.), 6-2, 6-1.

Connecticut College swept the doubles matches, no worse than 8-3, giving the Camels a quick 3-0 lead.

Conn College is now 9-7, while SC falls to 3-4.

Springfield hosts NEWMAC conference power MIT this Saturday at 1 pm at the Appleton Courts.

Team Score -- Conn. College 9, Springfield 0

1) Trevor Prophet/George King (CC) def. Ben Burnap/Doug Nickerson (SC), 8-3
2) Jeff Weisberger/Craig Stanton (CC) def. Zach O'Leary/John Schrank (SC), 8-1
3) Mike Decorato/Will Tucker (CC) def. Joe Giannelli/Eric Henne (SC), 8-3

1) Prophet (CC) def. Burnap (SC), 6-2, 6-3
2) Weisberger (CC) def. Nickerson (SC), 6-2, 6-1
3) King (CC) def. O'Leary (SC), 6-0, 6-2
4) Tucker (CC) def. Henne (SC), 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
5) Jeremy Bader (CC) def. Giannelli (SC), 6-2, 6-2
6) Huan Nguyen (CC) def. Schrank (SC), 7-5, 6-1

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