April 7, 2013

MEN'S TENNIS DOWNED BY FRANKLIN PIERCE, 7-2, IN ROAD FINALE

Rindge, N.H. – The Le Moyne College men's tennis team closed out the road portion of its season with a 7-2 loss at Franklin Pierce University on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the FPU Courts.

The Ravens opened the match by sweeping the three doubles matches. At the top spot, Patrick Gilhuly and Christopher Brewer teamed for an 8-5 victory over junior Alessandro Nieves (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and sophomore Shane Evans (Oswego, N.Y./Pulaski). Jared Taylor and Nick Pellegrino were 8-4 winners at second doubles over graduate student Michael Green (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and junior Daryl Johnson (Minoa, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa), while Drew Bennett and Mark Petrie registered an 8-2 win over freshman Blaine Drake (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and Tyler Shaban (Liverpool, N.Y./C.W. Baker) at the third spot.

In singles action, Franklin Pierce recorded wins in four of the six matches. Le Moyne picked up its two points at the third and fourth spots. At third singles, Nieves registered a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Taylor, while Green posted a 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-1) win at fourth singles over Bennett. Gilhuly won at first singles over Johnson by a score of 6-1, 6-0, while Brewer topped Evans at second singles, 6-4, 6-1. At fifth singles, Petrie was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Drake, while Pellegrino turned in an 8-3 victory over sophomore John Gerstner (East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester).

Le Moyne (1-10, 0-8 NE-10) closes out Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday against Adelphi University at 12:00 p.m. at the Skytop Tennis Courts.

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Franklin Pierce 7, Le Moyne 2
Doubles

1. Patrick Gilhuly/Christopher Brewer (FPU) def. Shane Evans/Alessandro Nieves (LEM) 8-5
2. Jared Taylor/Nick Pellegrino (FPU) def. Daryl Johnson/Michael Green (LEM) 8-4
3. Drew Bennett/Mark Petrie (FPU) def. Blaine Drake/Tyler Shaban (LEM) 8-2

Singles

1. Gilhuly (FPU) def. Johnson (LEM) 6-1, 6-0
2. Brewer (FPU) def. Evans (LEM) 6-4, 6-1
3. Nieves (LEM) def. Taylor (FPU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Green (LEM) def. Bennett (FPU) 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-1)
5. Petrie (FPU) def. Drake (LEM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Pellegrino (FPU) def. John Gerstner (LEM) 8-3