WESTON, Mass. – Regis College picked up its second-straight victory in as many days as the Pride defeated Lesley University, 9-0, on Thursday night in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's tennis action. The Pride improve their record to 2-8 overall and 2-0 in the NECC, while Lesley drops to 1-2 and 0-1 in league games.
Regis made quick work of the Lynx in doubles play as the Pride grabbed an early 3-0 lead. Michael Beluch (Lynn, Mass.) and Jeff Parrish (Framingham, Mass.) posted an 8-1 win in No. 1 doubles over Nick Mattox (Pasadena, Md.) and Roman Pham (Lynnfield, Mass.), while Andy White (Bozeman, Mont.) and Austin Nace (Sarasota, Fla.) added an 8-0 sweep in No. 2 doubles over Thomas Tedesco (Bristol, Conn.) and Mike Kaufman (Boca Raton, Fla.).
The Pride swept all six singles matches to take home the 9-0 victory. Beluch defeated Mattox in the top singles spot, 6-0, 6-1, while Parrish added a 6-2, 6-0 win over Mike Kaufman at No. 3 singles. Sophorn Nop posted a 6-0, 6-1 win versus Roman Pham and his classmate Mouhamed Diallo (Boston, Mass.) picked up his first NECC singles win of the year with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jimmy Paulsen. Biruk Legesse (Marion, Mass.) recorded his second-straight singles victory with a straight-set, 6-2, 6-2 win over Jordan Santos.
Lesley's Thomas Tedesco took the opening set, 6-4, from Andy White, but White responded with a 6-4 win of his own before downing Tedesco at the No. 2 position with a 10-4 win in the deciding set.
The Pride return to action on Monday afternoon when they host Becker College in a NECC matchup scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Lesley will take on Mitchell College tomorrow night in a 7:30 p.m. conference matchup.