Men's Tennis Blanks Le Moyne, 9-0, in Fall Season Finale


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Merrimack College men's tennis team picked up their second conference victory of the season on Sunday as they downed Le Moyne by the score 9-0.

The Basics
Scores: Merrimack 9 Le Moyne 0
Records: Merrimack (4-1, 2-0) | Le Moyne (1-3, 1-3)
Location: DeWitts Gold's Gym | Syracuse, N.Y.

How It Happened
The Warriors dominated all the doubles matches on the afternoon. Senior Chris Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomore Matt Pronesti(Mission Viejo, Calif.) downed Shane Evans and Daryl Johnson, 8-5. Sophomore Miguel Belfort (Caracas, Venezuela) and junior Vince Bellino(Amesbury, Mass.) also downed their opponents by the score 8-3. Freshman James Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) and rookie Nick Majewski (Brewster, Mass.) continued their strong play defeating Benjamin Spoor and Tyler Shaban, 8-2.

Merrimack dominated all six singles matches on the morning. Belfort defeated Gayvert by a score of 6-1, 6-3. James Barnhart defeated Evans in the No. 2 spot, 6-2, 6-2. Chris barnhart won the No. 3 spot 6-1, 6-0. Pronesti defeated Spoor, 6-0, 6-2. Bellino and Shekh also picked up victories on Sunday, by the score 8-2 and 8-1, respectively.

A Closer Look
Belfort def. Gayvert 6-1, 6-3
J. Barnhart def. Evans 6-2, 6-2
C. Barnhart def. Johnson 6-1, 6-0
Pronesti def. Spoor 6-0, 6-2
Bellino def. Nieves 8-2
Sheikh def. Drake 8-1

C.Barnhart/Pronesti def. Waung/Rahnasto 8-5
Belfort/Bellino def. Gayvert/Nieves 8-3
J. Barnhart/Majewski def. Spoor/Shoban 8-2 

What They Said
"Our doubles team played extremely well as did everyone in singles action," said head coach Peter Arsenault.  "I couldn't be more happier with the win."


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