Five Lyons advance to Sunday's championship round at Stonehill Invitational

EASTON, Mass.- Five Wheaton College men's tennis players won two times on Saturday to open the Stonehill College Invitational, as the Lyons will have representation in three singles flights and one doubles flight during Sunday's championship round.

At second singles, junior Dan Sharon (Santa Monica, Calif./Brentwood School) surrendered just one game in his opening-round win over his Salve Regina University counterpart.  He then posted a 2-6, 6-1, 11-9 victory against an Eastern Nazarene College player.

Classmate Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn/Darien) notched a 6-4, 7-6 victory over his opponent from Roger Williams University in the first round of third singles before turning in a 6-1, 6-2 triumph against a Bridgewater State University foe.

Freshman David Gassen (Dusseldorf, Germany) also downed a Bridgewater State player at number-four singles, winning 6-2, 6-4 in the opening match.  He then downed an Eastern Nazarene player by a count of 6-1, 7-6.

In the top singles spot, freshman Will White (Nantucket, Mass.) was saddled with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to a Stonehill player.  He bounced back to register an 8-4 victory over a Roger Williams player in the consolation round and will play in Sunday's consolation final.

In the doubles flight, sophomore Lawrence Chan (Lincoln, R.I./Wheeler School) and freshman Tyler Smith (New Canaan, Conn.) nipped an Eastern Nazarene duo by an 8-6 score before cruising to an 8-3 win over a University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth tandem.

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