WARRIORS DROP TOUGH NON-CONFERENCE MATCH TO CLIPPERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON
BRONXVILLE, N.Y.– The Merrimack College men's tennis team dropped a 8-1 decision at No. 6 Concordia (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. The Warriors drop to 3-3 overall and Concordia improves to 2-0.
Score: #6 Concordia 8, Merrimack 1
Records: Merrimack (3-3, 2-0 NE-10) | Concordia (N.Y.) (2-0, 0-0 CACC)
Location: Meyers Tennis Center| Bronxville, N.Y.
How It Happened
The Warriors did not pick up a point in singles action all day long as sophomore Miguel Belfort (Caracas, Venezuela) was defeated in No. 1 singles by the score of 6-1, 6-1. The best chance the Warriors had to pick up a singles point was in No. 4 singles. Freshman James Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) played well, but was defeated by Ofir Ginat by the score of 6-3, 6-2.
A Closer Look
1. #4 Juuso Ojanen (CND-NY) def. Miguel Belfort (MER) 6-1, 6-1
2. #18 Benas Majauskas (CND-NY) def. Matt Pronesti (MER) 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-4)
3. #5 Daniele Pikudu (CND-NY) def. Chris Barnhart (MER) 6-1, 6-0
4. Ofir Ginat (CND-NY) def. James Barnhart (MER) 6-3, 6-2
5. Rafael Ferreira (CND-NY) def. Vince Bellino (MER) 6-3, 6-1
6. Pulat Babadjanov (CND-NY) def. Nick Majewski (MER) 6-0, 6-0
1. Matt Pronesti/Chris Barnhart (MER) def. #1 Benas Majauskas/Daniele Pikudu (CND-NY) 8-6
2. #25 Juuso Ojanen/Pulat Babadjanov (CND-NY) def. Vince Bellino/James Barnhart (MER) 8-2
3. Rafael Ferreira/Ricardo Frey (CND-NY) def. Miguel Belfort/Nick Majewski (MER) 8-4
What They Said
"We battled today against a really good team. We were close in some matches which shows our determination," said head coach Peter Arsenault. "Today's match will prepare us for the upcoming matches against quality opponents."
The Warriors return to action on Sunday, Feb. 23 when they travel to Manchester, N.H. to take on Northeast-10 opponent Saint Anselm. Match is scheduled for 11 a.m.