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Men's tennis blanked by Mariners, 9-0

Men's tennis blanked by Mariners, 9-0

NEW LONDON, CT – Lesley fell to 1-3 on the season with a 9-0 loss at Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference men's tennis play Thursday night.

Senior Christian Domingo and sophomore Mike Kaufman both suffered their first losses of 2012, as Domingo, who entered 3-0 in singles play, fell 6-4, 6-2 to Tyler Engleberg in third singles action. Kaufman, who entered the day 2-0 from the Nos. 5 and 6 spots, was dropped 7-6, (7-1), 6-1 by Alexander Fusco in fifth singles play.
For the Mariners, NECC Player of the Week Rocco DeVona bested Lesley's Paolo DiPietrantonio, 6-1, 6-1 and teamed with Rajan Bawa to knock off Domingo and Nick Mattox 8-2.

Lesley hosts Newbury College on Saturday at 5 p.m. in NECC play. Mitchell will host Becker College on Saturday at noon, also in league play.

Mitchell 9, Lesley University 0

 Singles competition

1. Rajan Bawa (MCMT) def. Nick Mattox (LUM) 6-0, 6-0

2. Rocco Devona (MCMT) def. Paolo DiPietrantonio (LUM) 6-1, 6-1

3. Tyler Engleberg (MCMT) def. Christian Domingo (LUM) 6-4, 6-2

4. Andrew Small (MCMT) def. Thomas Tedesco (LUM) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

5. Alexander Fusco (MCMT) def. Mike Kaufman (LUM) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

6. Randy Coons (MCMT) def. Jimmy Paulsen (LUM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

 Doubles competition

1. Rajan Bawa/Rocco Devona (MCMT) def. Nick Mattox/Christian Domingo (LUM) 8-2

2. Tyler Engleberg/Alexander Fusco (MCMT) def. Paolo DiPietrantonio/Thomas Tedesco (LUM) 8-1

3. Andrew Small/Chris McKeon (MCMT) def. Mike Kaufman/Jimmy Paulsen (LUM) 8-1

Match Notes:

Lesley University 1-3, 1-3 NECC

Mitchell 3-0, 3-0 NECC