When and Where: September 14, 2017 – Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Tennis Courts)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 8, Colby-Sawyer College 1
Records: SNHU 0-0, CSC 0-0
Senior Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) captured a No. 1 singles victory and fellow senior Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) clinched the match with his No. 2 singles win, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team opened its season with an 8-1 triumph over Colby-Sawyer College on Thursday afternoon at the SNHU Tennis Courts.
Southern New Hampshire moved out to a 2-0 lead early as graduate student Xavier Aubron (Herouville, France) and sophomore Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) blanked Andrew Peloquin and Cam Lynch, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles, while Fernandes and senior Jeremy Reichentahl (Cheshire, Conn.) notched an 8-2 victory against Ryan Broderick and Matt Burke at No. 3. Colby-Sawyer stole a point at No. 1 doubles with an 8-6 win as Nick Mathieu and Alex Wright edged Ricardo Marreiros and fellow senior Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal).
Aubron led, 6-2, 2-0, at No. 4 singles when Broderick was forced to retire. Fernandes then finished off Mathieu, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles to make it 4-1, before Ricardo Marreiros toppled Wright by the same 6-0, 6-2 score at the No. 2 spot to clinch the match.
Miguel Marreiros was a 6-1, 6-3 winner against Ross Kenney at No. 3 singles before van Biezen defeated Burke, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 5 singles and Reichentahl breezed past Mike White, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6.
-The Penmen begin the season 1-0 for the sixth straight year and beat Colby-Sawyer in their season opener for the third consecutive campaign.
The Penmen return to action Sept. 22-25 for the ITA East Regional Championships in Flushing, N.Y. SNHU is back home Wednesday, Oct. 4 (3 p.m.) against Saint Anselm College.
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