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Mitchell Blanks Men's Tennis

Mitchell Blanks Men's Tennis

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College men's tennis team blanked Lesley University 9-0 on Friday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference action at the Mack Tennis Courts.

The Mariners dropped a combined three games in the doubles portion before rolling to straight set wins in all six singles matches. Mitchell evened its conference record at 3-3 on the season while Lesley dropped to 0-6.

Zachary Simmons (Coventry, Conn.) and Graham Cavanaugh (Redding, Conn.) picked up an 8-1 win over Harrison Sidell (Newhall, Calif.) and Trevor Martin (Whitinsville, Mass.) at No. 1 doubles. The duo of Orson Sinclair (New London, Conn.) and Adam Diaz (Bellrose Village, N.Y.) shut out Chris Hunt (San Diego, Calif.) and Billy Baker (Sacramento, Calif.) at the No. 2 spot by an 8-0 final, and Chris McKeon (North Scituate, R.I.) and Randy Coons (Yonkers, N.Y.) topped Jack Tortorici (Grass Valley, N.Y.) and Aqib Shah (Watertown, Mass.) by a score of 8-2 at No. 3.

The Mariners carried the momentum into singles play, as no player lost more than three games in their match. Simmons bested Sidell at the top spot by finals of 6-0, 6-1, and Cavanaugh picked up a win over Shah at No. 2 by finals of 6-1, 6-2. Diaz and Sinclair won at the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively, by identical scores of 6-0, 6-1 over Martin and Baker. Michael Berman topped Hunt 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 while Coons didn't drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Tortorici at No. 6.

Mitchell (5-3 overall) will next host Wheelock College on Saturday, April 12 at noon. Lesley (0-8 overall) returns to action at Wheelock on Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m.