Colonels Drop Conference Match Against Eastern Nazarene

Colonels Drop Conference Match Against Eastern Nazarene

QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College men's tennis team blanked Curry 9-0 to earn its first league victory of the year Wednesday afternoon at the ENC Tennis Courts.

The Lions improve to 7-5 on the season and 1-1 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Colonels slip to 0-9 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Eastern Nazarene posted three doubles victories to build up a 3-0 lead.

Shaw Campbell (Reading, Calif.) and Alex Partyka (Moscow, Russia) claimed an 8-2 win at the No. 1 doubles position over Toma Blatchford and Richie Hefler.

Andres Biondi (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) and Vladislav Tolmachev (Perm, Russia) notched an 8-1 victory over Andrew Hegarty and Daniel Ritucci at the second spot.

Yahalel Carter (Chicago, Ill.) and Kevin Paterno (Buenos Aires, Argentina) breezed past Sergie Evans and Nikar Akkawi 8-0 at the third doubles slot.

The home team swept the six singles matches to snap a three-match skid.

Partyka prevailed at the top singles spot against Blatchford 6-3, 6-4. Tolmachev posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at the No. 2 position against Hefler.

Paterno powered past Hegarty 6-0, 6-3 at the third singles slot while Biondi rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at the fourth position over Ritucci.

Campbell blanked Evans 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot and Brandon Jenkins (Norton, Mass.)topped Akkawi 6-0, 6-0 in the sixth singles match.

Up next, the Lions will travel to the Ocean State to square off against Roger Williams April 9.

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