Six Purple Knights Win Twice, Men's Tennis Blanks NVU-Johnson

Six Purple Knights Win Twice, Men's Tennis Blanks NVU-Johnson

STOWE, Vt. - Six players won twice as the Saint Michael's College men's tennis team yielded only six games in a 9-0 victory over Northern Vermont University-Johnson on Tuesday afternoon at Topnotch Resort.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (4-8), NVU-Johnson (0-3)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Max Allen (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional), 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
  • First-year Constantin Krogh (Oslo, Norway/Persbåten VGS), 2 wins
  • First-year Ivan Llona (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union), 2 wins

MATCH FACTS

  • The teams met for the first time since the 1990-91 season.
  • Saint Michael's lost only six total games during the victory.
  • With their fourth win this season, the Purple Knights matched their most since registering six in 2011-12, and exceeded their total from the last three seasons combined (3).
  • Llona improved to 9-2 in singles while making his first appearance playing as high as No. 3. He moved into the top 10 in program history in season singles victories, tying for ninth. Craig Lindabery '10 (10) and Sean Steigerwald '09 (9) were the last Purple Knights with nine wins, both in 2007-08.
  • Mosher is now a team-best 7-4 in doubles, having sided with four different partners.
  • The Purple Knights have 18 doubles wins this year, their most since 2008-09 (23), and 36 singles victories, their highest figure since 2007-08 (49).

THE ACTION

  • Saint Michael's dropped just one game in doubles, as Krogh/Llona and Allen/Barot earned 8-0 victories at No. 2 and 3, respectively. Allen and Barot sided for the first time, while Krogh and Llona improved to 2-0 together while playing their initial contest as high as the second position.
  • Mosher and Remillard completed the sweep behind an 8-1 victory in the top spot. It was Remillard's career debut at No. 1 and Mosher's first time in the slot this school year.
  • Against an opponent who had won four straight matches, Mosher claimed a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. 2 singles, his highest appearance in the lineup this season, before Remillard clinched the victory by taking a contest by the same score in the fifth spot.
  • Llona won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3, and Krogh did not drop a game at No. 4 while making the highest appearance of his young career.
  • Allen nabbed a 6-0, 6-3 win in the first position before Barot finished the match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 6.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Saturday at regionally-ranked Merrimack College, 1 p.m.
  • The Warriors were fifth in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll.
  • Merrimack qualified for the last 11 NCAA Tournaments.