April 4, 2014

Men's Tennis Defeats Southern New Hampshire, 7-2

WARRIORS EARN 10TH WIN OF THE SEASON AND REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN NE-10 PLAY

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Merrimack College men's tennis team picks up its 10th win of the season, as the Warriors defeated Northeast-10 foe Southern New Hampshire, 7-2, Monday evening at the SNHU Tennis Courts.

The Basics

Score:  Merrimack 7, SNHU 2
Records: Merrimack (10-7, 8-0) | SNHU (15-4, 7-2)
Location: SNHU Tennis Courts | Manchester, N.H.

How it Happened vs. Southern New Hampshire

Merrimack was able to pick up two of the three points in doubles action on Friday afternoon against the Penmen.

Sophomore Matt Pronesti (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and senior Chris Barnhart(Longmeadow, Mass.) defeated Mitch DoBek and Wallace by the score of 9-8 in No. 1 doubles action. Freshman James Barnhart (Longmeadow, Mass.) and freshman Nick Majewski (Longmeadow, Mass.) wrapped up doubles action with an 8-3 win.

The Warriors picked up five of the six points in singles action to secure the NE-10 conference victory.

SNHU's Mitch Dobek dominated in No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Pronesti. Sophomore Miguel Belfort (Caracas, Venezuela) picked up the Warriors third point of the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Juan Arango-Campo in No. 2 singles. Junior Vince Bellino (Amesbury, Mass.) prevailed in No. 4 singles with a 6-2, 6-5 victory over Matt Dobek.

In No. 3 singles, C. Barnhart defeated Wallace in three sets while J. Barnhart picked up the three set win over in No. 5 singles. Majewski concluded the match with a 6-0, 6-2 victory in the No. 6 match.

Results

Doubles
1. Pronesti/C. Barhart (MER) def. Mitch Dobek/Wallace (SNHU) 9-8
2. Arango-Campo/Mukdaprakorn (SNH) def. Belfort/Bellino (MER) 8-5
3. J. Barnhart/Majewski (MER) def. Eaton/Mark Dobek (MER) 8-3

Singles
1. Mitch Dobek (SNHU) def. Pronesti (MER) 6-2, 6-1
2. Belfort (MER) def. Arango-Campo (SNHU) 6-2, 6-4
3. C. Barnhart (MER) vs. Wallace (SNHU) 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
4. Bellino (MER) def. Mukdaprakorn (SNHU) 6-2, 6-5
5. J. Barnhart (MER) vs. Eaton (SNHU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Majewski (MER) vs. Mark Dobek (SNHU) 6-0, 6-2

Northeast-10 Rankings
**top six teams selected for postseason

1. Merrimack (8-0)
2. Bentley (7-1)
3. Adelphi (5-1)
4. So. New Hampshire (7-2)
5. Stonehill (5-3)
6. Le Moyne (4-5)
7. Assumption (3-4)
8. Franklin Pierce (2-6)
9. Saint Michael's (1-7)
10. American Int'l (0-6)
11. Saint Anselm (0-7)

Up Next

The Warriors return to action tomorrow (April 8), when they take on Northeast-10 foe American International. Men's tennis can clinch its fourth straight regular season championship with a win tomorrow against the Yellow Jackets.

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