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Lynx Roll to Third Straight with Win Over Newbury

Lynx Roll to Third Straight with Win Over Newbury

The Lynx rolled to their third consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) win with a 7-2 victory over Newbury College on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Lesley improves to 4-3 on the year and 3-2 in NECC play.  

Lesley first doubles tandem senior Nick Mattox (Pasadena, Md.) and junior Mike Kaufman (Boca Raton, Fla.) held off Newbury juniors Gerard Font-Raventos (Barcelona, Spain) and Steve Carey (Andover, Mass.), 8-1, to take the doubles portion of the afternoon, 2-1. Senior Alex Chappell (East Haddam, Conn.) and sophomore Wayne Gethers (Cambridge, Mass.) edged out Jimmy Paulsen (Monroe, Conn.) and sophomore Jordan Santos (Middlebury, Conn.), 8-6, in third doubles for the lone Nighthawk doubles victory.

In the singles, Mattox led the Lynx to the 5-1 victory defeating first singles opponent junior John Morgan (Cumberland, R.I.) in two sets, 6-2, 6-1 while fellow senior Alex Zhitnik (West Hartford, Conn.) held off Font-Raventos in second singles 6-0, 6-1. After dropping the first set, 6-0, Newbury first year Gabriel Marcolini(Newbury, Mass.) answered and took sixth singles opponent, Santos, to 12 games before falling, 7-5.

The Nighthawks  return to the courts on Tuesday April 9th when they travel down to New London, Conn. for a 3:00 p.m. match against conference foe Mitchell College while the Lynx will play Bridgewater State University on Monday in non-conference action. That match is set to start at 4:00p.