Men's Tennis Concludes Fall Slate with 5-4 Setback at Gordon

Men's Tennis Concludes Fall Slate with 5-4 Setback at Gordon

MANCHESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's tennis team finished the fall leg of its 2018-19 season with its second 5-4 setback of the year, losing to Gordon College on Saturday in the Manchester Athletic Club.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-3), Gordon (1-2)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Matt Mosher (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde), 1 win
  • Sophomore Colby Antonacci (Bolton Valley, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union/Saint Anselm), 1 win
  • Sophomore Cam Maher (Exeter, N.H./Exeter), 1 win
  • First-year Constantin Krogh (Oslo, Norway/Persbråten VGS), 1 win
  • First-year Ivan Llona (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union), 1 win

MATCH FACTS

  • Second 5-4 loss for Saint Michael's this season.
  • Purple Knights' second match in less than 24 hours.
  • Teams' first meeting.
  • Purple and Gold's fall finale, with four-match fall segment program's largest since 2013-14.

THE ACTION

  • The teams traded 8-2 wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles to open the match, with Maher and Mosher siding for the victory in the third spot.
  • Seniors Max Allen (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) and Dan Foley (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) suffered a narrow 8-6 loss at No. 1 to allow the Fighting Scots to take a 2-1 lead.
  • Saint Michael's forged ahead when Krogh (6-0, 6-1) and Antonacci (6-1, 6-3) nabbed straight-set wins at No. 6 and 4 singles, respectively.
  • Mosher rallied to force a third set in the third position before losing 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, and the teams were tied at three points apiece.
  • After Gordon's No. 1 player won in straight sets to put the hosts back in front, Llona remained undefeated at 4-0 this season behind a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5.
  • With the teams deadlocked at 4-4, Allen played a pair of close decisions in the second spot during an eventual 7-5, 6-4 setback.

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