March 23, 2010

Lyons roll to 9-0 triumph over non-league foe UMass-Boston

NORTON, MA- The Wheaton College men's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory over visiting University of Massachusetts at Boston during Tuesday afternoon's non-conference match in Beard Field House.

Wheaton improved to 4-2 with the victory, while the Beacons remained winless at 0-5.

Lyon senior Chapman Beekman (South Kingstown, RI/South Kingstown) and junior Brian Krantz (Milford, CT/Joseph A. Foran) set the tone early with an 8-0 doubles triumph at number three.

Seniors Kyle Hudgins (Uxbridge, MA/Uxbridge) and James Little (Mount Desert, ME/Mount Desert Island) won 8-1 at first doubles, while juniors Harry Altman (Riverdale, NY/The Dwight School) and Gregory Poulin (Boxboro, MA/Home Schooled) surrendered just two games in the second spot.

The Blue and White followed suit in singles play, with Poulin and junior Cullen Garrity (Middletown, MD/Saint James School) blanking the opposition in the third and sixth positions, respectively.  Hudgins and Beekman yielded one game each at two and five, respectively, while Little won 6-0, 6-2 in the top slot and Krantz 6-2, 6-0 at number four.

Wheaton begins New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday at Springfield College at 1:00 p.m.

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