Springfield, Mass. - April 12, 2019 - The Springfield College men's tennis team eased their way to a 7-2 victory over visiting Western Connecticut in non-conference play on Friday night on Appleton Courts.
The win lifted the Pride's record to 5-7 on the year.
Springfield picked up a pair of wins in doubles play, with the No. 1 duo of Court Honda (Morioka, Japan) and Drew DeLorenzo(Burnt Hills, N.Y.) and the No. 3 squad of Lucas Van Deventer (Ellington, Conn.) and Jack Anastopoulos (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) each posting 8-0 victories.
Honda carried that momentum in singles play, besting his opponent at No. 1 by a 6-1, 6-2 margin before Van Deventer earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4. James Foley (Fair Haven, N.J.) then added a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 and Hieu Ton (Rocky Hill, Conn.) also cruised at the No. 5 position by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Anastopoulos later closed out the with a 6-4, 6-4 decision at No. 3.
The Pride will compete at the final time at home this season on Wednesday when it hosts Babson in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match starting at 4:00 pm.
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