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Men's Tennis Wraps Up Fall Season With 5-4 Win At Nichols

Bobby Schlink DUDLEY, Mass. – October 15, 2008 - The Springfield College men’s tennis team defeated Nichols in non-conference fall action Wednesday afternoon. The Pride (2-1) held a 2-1 lead after doubles and clinched with Bobby Schlink’s (Quaker Hill, Conn.) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win over Tyler McLaughlin (Hollis, N.H.) at No. 3 singles. Nichols slips to 0-2 in the early season.

Schlink and senior Andrew Constant (Kingston, N.Y.) combined for an 8-6 win over McLaughlin and Jack Baker (Cheshire, Conn.) at No. 1 doubles. Constant also posted a 6-3, 6-1 victory at the top singles spot over Stephen Carella (Rocky Hill, Conn.).

Tim Tunis (Sudbury, Mass.) and Zach O’Leary (Westborough, Mass.) teamed up for an 8-4 win over Eliot Wuhrmann (Fontainbleau, France) and Oliver McNutt (East Lyme, Conn.) at No. 2 doubles, but Nichols picked up a doubles point with a win in the third spot as Carella and Dan Saucier (Newington, Conn.) edged Phil O’Sullivan (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and Mike McGee (Pawtucket, R.I.), 8-5.

In singles play for the Bison, Baker picked up a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Tunis at No. 2 singles, and Wurhmann earned his first collegiate victory at No. 4 singles, rallying for a 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6) win over O’Leary. McNutt also picked up his first career singles win, holding on for a marathon 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (11-9) win over McGee at fifth singles.

Both teams are idle until the traditional spring season begins.

Singles competition:
1. Andrew Constant (SPR) def. Stephen Carella (NC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jack Baker (NC) def. Tim Tunis (SPR) 6-4, 6-3
3. Bobby Schlink (SPR) def. Tyler McLaughlin (NC) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Eliot Wuhrmann (NC) def. Zach O'Leary (SPR) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Oliver McNutt (NC) def. Mike McGee (SPR) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (11-9)
6. John Schrank (SPR) def. Dan Saucier (NC) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Andrew Constant/Bobby Schlink (SPR) def. Tyler McLaughlin/Jack Baker (NC) 8-6
2. Tim Tunis/Zach O'Leary (SPR) def. Eliot Wuhrmann/Oliver McNutt (NC) 8-4
3. Stephen Carella/Dan Saucier (NC) def. Phil O'Sullivan/Mike McGee (SPR) 8-5

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