Men's Tennis Returns to Action After Month Layoff, Downs NVU-Lyndon

Men's Tennis Returns to Action After Month Layoff, Downs NVU-Lyndon

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's tennis team returned to action for the first time in nearly a month to down in-state rival Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, 7-0, on Tuesday in the Tarrant Recreation Center. The Purple Knights began a run of five matches in eight days.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-6), NVU-Lyndon (0-2)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Max Allen (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional), 2 wins
  • Senior Dan Foley (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), 2 wins
  • Senior Jake Remillard (Saint Albans, Vt./BFA-Saint Albans), 2 wins
  • Junior Matt Mosher (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde), 2 wins
  • Sophomore Tirth Barot (Petrolia, Ontario/North Albion Collegiate Institute), 2 wins (1st of career)
  • First-year Ivan Llona (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union), 2 wins

MATCH FACTS

  • The Purple Knights returned to action for the first time since Feb. 20.
  • The teams' first meeting since March 23, 2007.
  • Saint Michael's lost only eight total games during the victory.
  • Opener of a two-match home-and-home season series.
  • Saint Michael's played its fifth home match of the season, equaling the program's most since 2011-12.
  • The Purple and Gold kicked off a run of five matches in eight days.

THE ACTION

  • In their first match together, Barot and Llona opened the match with a 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles.
  • Mosher and Remillard improved to 2-0 this year with a 6-0 triumph in the No. 2 spot to clinch the Purple Knights the doubles point in the match.
  • Allen and Foley completed the doubles sweep with a 6-2 win at No. 1.
  • Mosher and Remillard opened singles play by not dropping a game in wins at No. 3 and 5, respectively, to give the hosts a 3-0 lead.
  • Llona clinched his team's win by capturing a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 4 in his first career match playing that high in the lineup. Llona improved to 7-1 this season.
  • Barot claimed his first career win in his second singles appearance thanks to a 6-0, 6-0 score in the sixth spot.
  • Allen earned his initial career victory in the No. 1 position behind a 6-2, 6-1 result.
  • Foley capped the contest by claiming a 6-0, 6-2 triumph in the second position.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Tomorrow against Colby-Sawyer College on the campus of Dartmouth College, 3:30 p.m.
  • The Chargers won the last six North Atlantic Conference (NAC)/North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) crossover championships while qualifying for the NCAA Division III Tournament each year.