WORCESTER, Mass. – Graduate student David Drucker (Bellmore, N.Y.) claimed his second record in eight days as he became the program's career doubles win leader with an 8-0 triumph as part of a Bison 9-0 victory over Salve Regina in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) match played at the Assumption Tennis Courts.
In addition to his 10th win with current partner senior Justin DeLuca (Mashpee, Mass.), Drucker has earned wins with five other members of last season's CCC Championship team, Eliot Wuhrmann '12 (21), Arsen Gasparyan '12 (13), Dan Saucier '12 (four), Isiah Prosper (one) and Ari Viera '12 (one) as well as current rookie Eduardo Irizarry (one). Seven wins have come against Division I or II level competition including three against local D-I Holy Cross and one over D-II Assumption.
In singles action, Drucker extended his lead in the record book with his 58th singles win while simultaneously earning his 30th CCC victory as he took the second flight from freshman Khoa Nguyen (Haverhill, Mass.), 6-0, 6-0.
The Bison held a 3-0 advantage following the opening doubles session. Drucker and DeLuca topped freshman Khoa Nguyen (Haverhill, Mass.) and junior Colin Gunning (Norwell, Mass.) while sophomore Brandon Roode (Griswold, Conn.) and first-year Carlos De La Cruz (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) set down sophomore Mike Gallerani (Fairfield, Conn.) and senior Brian Sweeney (Quincy, Mass.), 8-0. Junior Paul Healy (Pomfret, Conn.) and sophomore Bradley Minton (Dudley, Mass.) wrapped things up with an 8-2 win over senior Kenneth McCormack (Falmouth, Mass.) and sophomore Monaf Awwa (Old Lyme, Conn.) at the third flight.
Drucker, DeLuca and De La Cruz raced out to 6-0. 6-0 wins at the top three flights. Junior Dan Roman (Tolland, Conn.) claimed the fourth flight 6-2., 6-1 while junior Paul Armstrong (New Preston, Conn.) posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at the sixth flight. Sophomore Andrew Haas (Whitinsville, Mass.) completed the sweep with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 triumph at the fifth flight.
Nichols (13-5, 5-1 CCC) hosts Wentworth for an 11 a.m. CCC match on Saturday at Assumption as part of a men's and women's spring doubleheader. Salve Regina (1-12, 1-7 CCC) entertains CCC foe Western New England tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. It's the final regular season home match for four Seahawk seniors - Diamantopoulos, Aaron Isch (Tolland, Conn.), McCormack, and Sweeney.
Tennis Match Results
Salve Regina vs Nichols
04/18/13 at Worcester, Mass.
(Assumption College Tennis Courts)
Nichols 9, Salve Regina 0
1. Justin DeLuca (NC) def. Colin Gunning (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
2. David Drucker (NC) def. Khoa Nguyen (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Carlos De La Cruz (NC) def. Mike Gallerani (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Dan Roman (NC) def. Brian Sweeney (SRU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Andrew Haas (NC) def. Kenneth McCormack (SRU) 7-6, 6-2 (8-6)
6. Paul Armstrong (NC) def. James Diamantopoulos (SRU) 6-2, 6-2
1. Justin DeLuca/David Drucker (NC) def. Colin Gunning/Khoa Nguyen (SRU) 8-0
2. Brandon Roode/Carlos De La Cruz (NC) def. Mike Gallerani/Brian Sweeney (SRU) 8-0
3. Paul Healy/Bradley Minton (NC) def. Kenneth McCormack/Monaf Awwa (SRU) 8-2
Salve Regina 1-12, 1-7 CCC
Nichols 13-5, 5-1 CCC; Regional ranking #18
Official: Michael Kalinowski T-2:18 A-30