NEWPORT, R.I. - After two close doubles defeats put the Seahawks in a 2-1 hole, Salve Regina University men's tennis (1-9; 1-3 CCC) climbed out of that hole winning four singles matches over visiting Curry College in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action.
The Colonels took the top two doubles points. Freshmen Toma Blatchford (Westmouth, Quebec) and Rob Knight (Port Jervis, N.Y.) won their last two games for an 8-6 score at second doubles over seniors Kenneth McCormack (Falmouth, Mass.) and Brian Sweeney (Waldoboro, Maine).
Senior Aaron Isch (Tolland, Conn.) and junior Colin Gunning (Norwell, Mass.) kept pace with the Curry top pair of Tyler Collins (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Charlie Paltsios (Westford, Mass.). The Colonels took the 2-1 edge into singles with a 9-7 triumph over the Seahawk duo.
Now onto singles - both teams picked up a point without dropping a game at first and second singles, respectively. Isch took care of business with a 6-0,6-0 score at the top spot for Salve Regina. Colonel freshman Blatchford won by the same score at second singles.
Salve Regina scored its decisive wins at 4-5-6 with Gunning, Nguyen, and Gallerani striking straight-set triumphs to clinch the win.
Tennis Match Results
Curry vs Salve Regina
04/10/13 at Newport, R.I.
(Leroy Avenue courts)
Salve Regina 5, Curry 4
1. Aaron Isch (SRU) def. Tyler Collins (CC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Toma Blatchford (CC) def. Kenneth McCormack (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Charlie Paltsios (CC) def. Monaf Awwa (SRU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Colin Gunning (SRU) def. Rob Knight (CC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Khoa Nguyen (SRU) def. Lucas Donaway (CC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Mike Gallerani (SRU) def. Eric Hellberg (CC) 6-1, 6-3
1. Tyler Collins/Charlie Paltsios (CC) def. Colin Gunning/Aaron Isch (SRU) 9-7
2. Toma Blatchford/Rob Knight (CC) def. Kenneth McCormack/Brian Sweeney (SRU) 8-6
3. Mike Gallerani/Khoa Nguyen (SRU) def. Lucas Donaway/Eric Hellberg (CC) 8-2
Curry 3-8; 0-4 CCC
Salve Regina 1-9; 1-3 CCC
Official: Mike Kalinowski T-3:14 A-42