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Lynx take over first place in sinking Mariners, 5-4

Lynx take over first place in sinking Mariners, 5-4

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lesley University  upended defending New England College Conference men's tennis champion Mitchell College, 5-4, Saturday afternoon, taking over sole possession of first place in the NECC.

            Alex Zhitnik (West Hartford, CT/Conard), Christian Domingo (Granada Hills, CA/Delphi Academy) and Tyler Reeves (Coventry, CT/Coventry) scored wins for the Lynx in fourth, fifth and sixth singles, respectively, with Reeves victory deciding the match.

            Lesley started the day by taking two of three doubles matches, with Domingo and Nick Mattox (Pasadena, MD/Chesapeake) teaming for an 8-6 second doubles victory and Zhitnik and Thomas Rogalski (Middletown, CT/Middletown) earning an 8-3 third doubles win.

            For the Mariners, reigning NECC Rookie of the Year Rocco Devona (Waterford, CT/Waterford) took down Lesley's David Newton, 6-1, 6-2, in first singles.

            With sole possession of first place in hand at 2-0 in the NECC and 2-0 overall, Lesley travels to Albertus Magnus for its first non-conference match of the season tomorrow at noon. Mitchell, now 2-1 (1-1 NECC), takes on Johnson & Wales on Thursday.  


Lesley University 5, Mitchell 4
04/02/11 at Cambridge, MA (Nicholas Athletics Center)

Singles competition

1. Rocco Devona (MCMT) def. David Newton (LUMT) 6-1, 6-2

2. Tyler Engleberg (MCMT) def. Nick Mattox (LUMT) 6-3, 6-2

3. Adam Samuels (MCMT) def. Paolo DiPietrantonio (LUMT) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3

4. Alex Zhitnik (LUMT) def. Andrew Small (MCMT) 6-0, 2-6, 7-5

5. Christian Domingo (LUMT) def. Alex Fusco (MCMT) 6-1, 6-3

6. Tyler Reeves (LUMT) def. Matthew Markavage (MCMT) 7-5, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Rocco Devona/Tyler Engleberg (MCMT) def. David Newton/Paolo DiPietrantonio (LUMT) 8-4

2. Christian Domingo/Nick Mattox (LUMT) def. Adam Samuels/Andrew Small (MCMT) 8-6

3. Alex Zhitnik/Thomas Rogalski (LUMT) def. Alex Fusco/Matthew Markavage (MCMT) 8-3


Match Notes

Mitchell 2-1 (1-1 NECC)

Lesley University 2-0 (2-0 NECC)