Men's Tennis Falls to Chestnut Hill, 7-2


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Merrimack College men's tennis team was edged by Chestnut Hill on Friday afternoon by a score of 7-2. With the loss, Merrimack falls 1-1 overall.

The Basics
 Merrimack 2 Chestnut Hill 7 
Records: Merrimack (1-1)
 | Chestnut Hill (3-0)
 Chestnut Hill College Tennis Courts | Philadelphia, Pa.

How It Happened
The Warriors fell behind 2-1 after the doubles matches as the duo Chris Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Matt Pronesti (Mission Viejo, Calif.) won the no. 1 doubles slot, 8-5. The other two duos Vince Bellino (Amesbury, Mass.) and Miguel Belfort (Caracas, Venezuela) and James Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Nick Majewski (Brewster, Mass.) were both defeated.

James Barnhart collected the only singles win by defeating the no. 3 single from Chestnut Hill, A.J. Moore.

A Closer Look
Moriano Porter (CHC) def. Belfort  6-0, 6-2
Yoann Pham (CHC) def. Barnhart  3-6, 6-3, 6-2
J Barnhart (Merrimack) def. vs. AJ Moore 6-1, 6-3
Mike Humes (CHC) def.  Pronesti 6-4, 6-0
Kevini Taylor (CHC) def. Bellino 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
Steven Say (CHC) def. Majewski  6-4, 6-1

C.Barnhart/Pronesti (Merrimack) def. Porter/Oranges 8-1
Moore/Pham (CHC) def. Bellino/Belfort  8-5
Say Humes (CHC) def. Barnhart/Majewski 8-4

What They Said
"Hard fought matches on both sides," said head coach Peter Arsenault.  "We are hoping to grow from these for our conference title push this season."

Up Next
The men's tennis team returns to action this weekend, when they participate in the ITA East Regional Championship.The tournament begins Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.and ends Monday, Sept. 23.


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