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Springfield College Men’s Tennis continuing to show great promise

Gage Nutter
Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Springfield College Athletics.

The men’s tennis team picked up its fourth-consecutive victory, as the Pride defeated Regis College, 9-0, last week.

With the win, the team improves to 5-3 on the year. This marks the first time since the 2008 season that the men’s tennis program has strung together four wins in a row, as last time it defeated Connecticut College, Clark, Coast Guard and Wheaton to begin the month of April.

Being the first team in eight years to put together four wins in a row is quite an accomplishment. It is something that captains Tanner DeVarennes and Justin Danielewicz are proud to be a part of.

“It’s always awesome to set new heights for the tennis program,” said DeVarennes. “We always try to take it one match at a time and not think about previous results. However, it’s always nice to have this sort of win streak. It’s a good confidence boost going into the conference season.”

“Right now we know our team is the strongest it has been in a few years.” Said Danielewicz. “Not just based on our current win streak, but our chemistry and confidence are extremely high. We are going to use this win streak as motivation, but at the same time we know to take it one match at a time.”

Kicking things off at No. 1 doubles, the pair of DeVarennes and Justin Danielewicz defeated Chris Harrow and Luke Horton, 8-2, before Alex Romaine and Court Honda remained unbeaten at No. 2 doubles, beating Jarid Polley and Matt Quattrociocchi, 8-3. In the No. 3 doubles slot, Kyle Beynor and Cameron Grant defeated Jeremy Morgenbesser and Nick Hildreth, 8-3, to push Springfield’s lead to 3-0 heading to singles.

In the No. 1 singles slot, DeVarennes beat Harrow, 6-2, 6-2, before Romaine beat Horton, 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 2 singles to make it 5-0, Springfield.

The Pride finished strong, taking the final four singles slots, as Honda defeated Polley, 6-0, 6-3, Danielewicz beat Quattrociocchi, 6-1, 6-0, Beynor beat Cam Charbonneau, 6-3, 6-3, and Zack Keene beat Hildreth, 6-4, 6-3.

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