LONGMEADOW, Mass. (April 25, 2017) – The Western New England University men's tennis team secured a berth in the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 5-2 victory over Curry College on Tuesday evening at Grand Meadows Tennis Club.
• Freshman Griffin Arnold (Meriden, Conn.), who was victorious in both singles and doubles play, clinched the match for the Golden Bears with his 6-0, 6-1 victory over Zach Muller at No. 5 singles.
• Sophomore Justin Kohut (South Windsor, Conn.) picked up wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles.
• Western New England led 2-1 after doubles, as Kohut teamed up with freshman David Kalmer (Slingerlands, N.Y.) for an 8-5 win over Aidan Roach and Dawson Stento at No. 1, and Arnold joined sophomore Michael Tran (West Haven, Conn.) to earn an 8-6 result over Muller and Ben Higgins at No. 3.
• In singles play, Kohut defeated Ryan Sullivan, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2, and Surawski registered a 6-3, 6-5 victory at No. 3, setting the stage for Arnold's match-clinching triumph at No. 5.
Western New England (9-8, 3-5 CCC) awaits word on its opponent for the CCC Tournament, while Curry's season returns to the courts tomorrow for a home match against Johnson & Wales at 3:30 p.m.
(Game Recap Courtesy of Western New England University Sports Information)