Lynx tripped up by Mitchell in 6-3 setback

Lynx tripped up by Mitchell in 6-3 setback

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Mitchell College took four of six singles points and two doubles points in its 6-3 victory over Lesley University in New England Collegiate Conference men's tennis play on Sunday at the Nicholas Athletic Center.

Mariners top singles player Rajan Bawa (Basking Ridge, NJ/Ridge) earned a 6-1, 6-0 win over Lesley's Nick Mattox and teamed with Andrew Small (Westerly, RI/Westerly) for a 9-7 first doubles win. Mitchell's Rocco Devona (Waterford, CT/Waterford) knocked off Lesley's Paolo DiPietrantonio 6-1, 6-0 in second singles and partnered with Alexander Fusco (Saugus, MA/Saugus) for an 8-3 second doubles victory.

Sophomore Mike Kaufman (Boca Raton, FL/American) enjoyed an impressive Lynx debut, beating Timothy Atkinson 6-0, 6-1 in sixth singles and teamed with Jimmy Paulsen (Monroe, CT/Masuk) for an 8-6 third doubles win. Senior Christian Domingo (Granada Hills, CA/Delphi) earned Lesley's third point, beating Randy Coons 6-0, 6-2 in fourth singles.

The Lynx return to the court at Becker on Tuesday, when Mitchell travels to Regis.


Mitchell 6, Lesley University 3
04/01/12 at Cambridge, MA (Nicholas Athletic Center)

Singles competition
1. Rajan Bawa (MCMT) def. Nick Mattox (LUM) 6-1, 6-0
2. Rocco Devona (MCMT) def. Paolo DiPietrantonio (LUM) 6-1, 6-0
3. Andrew Small (MCMT) def. Alex Zhitnik (LUM) 6-4, 6-3
4. Christian Domingo (LUM) def. Randy Coons (MCMT) 6-0, 6-2
5. Alexander Fusco (MCMT) def. Thomas Tedesco (LUM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Mike Kaufman (LUM) def. Timothy Atkinson (MCMT) 6-0, 6-
Doubles competition
1. Rajan Bawa/Andrew Small (MCMT) def. Alex Zhitnik/Paolo DiPietrantonio (LUM) 9-7
2. Rocco Devona/Alexander Fusco (MCMT) def. Nick Mattox/Thomas Tedesco (LUM) 8-3
3. Mike Kaufman/Jimmy Paulsen (LUM) def. Randy Coons/Chris McKeon (MCMT) 8-6
Match Notes
Mitchell 1-0 (1-0 NECC)
Lesley University 0-2 (0-2 NECC)