February 24, 2013

MEN'S TENNIS RECORDS FIRST VICTORY WITH 8-1 WIN OVER DAEMEN

Liverpool, N.Y. – The Le Moyne College men's tennis team opened the home portion of its spring schedule with an 8-1 victory over Daemen College on Sunday afternoon at Gold's Gym.

Le Moyne opened the match by sweeping the three doubles matches. At the top spot, sophomore Shane Evans (Oswego, N.Y./Pulaski) and Alessandro Nieves (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) registered an 8-3 victory over Greg Lowe and Zach Kinniard. Graduate student Michael Green (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and junior Daryl Johnson (Minoa, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa) teamed at second doubles to defeat Mike Obermeier and Brad Casper, 8-6. At third doubles, freshmen Blaine Drake (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and Tyler Shaban (Liverpool, N.Y./C.W. Baker) posted an 8-5 win over Gary Arruda and Brandon Hank.

In singles play, Nieves was a 6-0, 6-3 winner over Kinniard at the second spot, while Green topped Arruda, 7-5, 6-0 at third singles. Johnson picked up his second win of the year by defeating Obermeier, 6-1, 6-1, at fourth singles. Drake earned his first collegiate victory at fifth singles by beating Casper, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, while senior Robert Brooks (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) registered his first win, 6-0, 6-1, over Taylor Jones at the sixth spot. The Wildcats picked up their point at the top spot as Lowe posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Evans.

Le Moyne (1-6) returns to the courts on Saturday, March 23 against Roberts Wesleyan at 12:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Gold's Gym.

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Le Moyne 8, Daemen 1
Singles

1) Greg Lowe (D) def. Shane Evans (L), 6-0, 6-1
2) Alessandro Nieves (L) def. Zach Kinniard (D), 6-0, 6-3
3) Michael Green (L) def. Gary Arruda (D), 7-5, 6-0
4) Daryl Johnson (L) def. Mike Obermeier (D), 6-1, 6-1
5) Blaine Drake (L) def. Brad Casper (D), 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
6) Robert Brooks (L) def. Taylor Jones (D), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

1) Evans/Nieves (L) def. Lowe/Kinniard (D), 8-3
2) Green/Johnson (L) def. Obermeier/Casper (D), 8-6
3) Drake/Tyler Shaban (L) def. Arruda/Brandon Hank (D), 8-5