March 29, 2013

Men's Tennis Rolls Over RIC Anchormen 8-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Another nearly flawless day on the courts kept Emerson Men's Tennis' perfect season alive Friday as the Lions toppled the Rhode Island College Anchormen 8-1. With the win Emerson is now 4-0 as RIC drops to 1-2.

Doubles action saw the Lions roll flawless again as Roland Lewan and Niklas Rhodes pulled in first with an 8-3 win in the three spot as Zach Connolly and Vincent Castellini put up an 8-4 in the two spot. Number one was a battle though as Kevin Blisniuk and Brent Walkoff found themselves a match against RIC's Alex Werchadlo and Ben Proctor only to see the Lions rally up to pull off a 9-7 (7-5) win for the sweep.

Singles action proved to be a similar story as Vincent Castellini led off with a 6-1, 6-0 win in the three spot while Kevin Blisniuk made quick work of Alex Werchadlo in the one spot, 6-1, 6-2 to clinch the match.

EC wasn't done yet though as Brent Walkoff and Matthew Clark both win in straight sets. RIC finally struck back in the five spot with a tie break win over Niklas Rhodes before Zach Connolly fired up to throw down a 6-2, 2-6 1-0 (10-6) win in the four to finish off the 8-1 win.

Brent Walkoff was named EC's Man of the Match.

The Lions roll back into GNAC play this Saturday as they travel to face the Falcons of Albertus Magnus in a 1 p.m. match in New Haven, Conn.