Salve Regina downed by Wheaton

Salve Regina men's tennis opens it conference schedule against Roger Williams on March 21.
Salve Regina men's tennis opens it conference schedule against Roger Williams on March 21.

FALMOUTH, Mass. - The Wheaton College men's tennis team opened its spring season with a 9-0 win over non-conference foe Salve Regina University Sunday afternoon.

Senior captain and reigning New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Player of the Year Neall Oliver (Portland, Maine/Deering) scored a 6-1, 6-1 win over senior Zachary Rosenfeld (Easton, Conn./Joel Barlow) at No. 1 singles. Oliver teamed with sophomore Dan Sharon (Santa Monica, Calif./Brentwood School) to defeat Rosenfeld and junior Aaron Isch (Tolland, Conn./Tolland) at No. 1 doubles, 8-2.

At No. 2 singles, sophomore Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) dropped the first set to Isch, 6-3, and led 3-2 in the second before Isch retired. Terrace also played No. 2 singles with freshman Lawrence Chan (Lincoln, R.I./Wheeler School) and the pair defeated junior Kenneth McCormack (Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth Academy) and sophomore Colin Gunning (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) 8-3.

Sharon blanked McCormack at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien) defeated freshman Mike Gallerani (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield) at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-0, while Chan won in straight sets over Gunning at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-1. Junior William Beaton (Groveland, Mass./Pentucket) scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over senior Brian Castrichini (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) at No. 6 singles.

Beaton and classmate Kyle Kiernan (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional) picked up the Lyons third doubles win of the afternoon with an 8-5 win over Castrichini and Gallerani.

Wheaton (1-0) returns to action on March 20 when it hosts Salem State on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. Salve Regina (0-8) travels to Roger Williams on Wednesday, March 21 for a 3:30 p.m. match.

Tennis Match Results
Wheaton (Mass.) vs Salve Regina
03/04/12 at Falmouth, Mass.
(Falmouth Sports Center)

Wheaton (Mass.) 9, Salve Regina 0

 Singles competition
1. Neall Oliver (WHE) def. Zachary Rosenfeld (SRU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Ned Terrace (WHE) def. Aaron Isch (SRU) 3-6, 3-2, retired
3. Daniel Sharon (WHE) def. Kenneth McCormack (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Samuel Jackson (WHE) def. Mike Gallerani (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Kyle Kiernan (WHE) def. Colin Gunning (SRU) 6-0, 6-1
6. William Beaton (WHE) def. Brian Castrichini (SRU) 6-2, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. Neall Oliver/Daniel Sharon (WHE) def. Aaron Isch/Zachary Rosenfeld (SRU) 8-2
2. Lawrence Chan/Ned Terrace (WHE) def. Colin Gunning/Kenneth McCormack (SRU) 8-3
3. William Beaton/Kyle Kiernan (WHE) def. Brian Castrichini/Mike Gallerani (SRU) 8-5

Match Notes:
Wheaton (Mass.) 1-0
Salve Regina 0-8
Official: self-officiated  T-3:00  A-22