Men's Tennis Downs Southern Maine, 6-1


NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College men's tennis team picked up their first victory of the season on Wednesday as they downed Southern Maine by a score of 6-1. With the win, Merrimack improves to 1-0 overall.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 6
Southern Maine 1
Records: Merrimack (1-0) |
Southern Maine (0-1)
Gorhem Campus | Southern Maine

How It Happened
The Warrior's dominated doubles action on Wednesday, taking the 2-0. The top pair Chris Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Matt Pronesti (Mission Viejo, Calif.)  posted a 8-3 victory while in no. 2 doubles action, Vince Bellino (Amesbury, Mass.) and Nick Majewski (Brewster, Mass.) downed their opponent 8-2.

The Navy and Gold put their opponents away in singles action, picking up four of a possible five points.  Barnhart prevailed 7-6 and 6-2 at the no. 1 spot while Pronesti won 6-2 and 6-4 at the no. 2 spot.

Bellino earned a two-set victory at the no. 3 position. He won the first set 6-2 and the second set 6-0. At the no. 4 slot, Majweski took the two-set victory 6-1 and 6-1. Tayyab Sheikh (Longmeadow, Mass.) lossed 8-6 at the no. 5 slot.

What They Said
"I am very proud of how our guys came out and played today" said head coach Peter Arsenault. "We came through with six victories which was big for us and a great start to the season."

A Closer Look


  • Chris Barnhart def. Tyler Adams 7-6, 6-2 (Mer)
  • Matt Pronesti def. Thaddeus St. John 6-2, 6-4 (Mer)
  • Vince Bellion def. Eric Berry Sandelin 6-2, 6-0 (Mer)
  • Nick Majewski def. Sebastian Taylor 6-1, 6-1 (Mer)
  • Kyle Carley def Tayyab Sheikh 8-6 (SMU)


  • Barnhart/Pronesti def Adams/St. John 8-3 (Mer)
  • Bellino/Majewski def. Berry-Sandelin/Taylor 8-2 (Mer)

Up Next
The Warrior's return to action this Friday, Sept. 20, when they travel to Chesnut Hill. First match is scheduled for 12 p.m.


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