April 10, 2013

Men's Tennis Shuts Out St. Anselm, 9-0

Lyons improve to 7-4 on the season 

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Wheaton College men's tennis team blanked Saint Anselm, 9-0, in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon at the Saint Anselm Tennis Courts. 

Freshmen Jonah Feit (Los Angeles, Calif./Milken Community), Will White (Nantucket, Mass./Cape Cod Academy) and David Gassen (Dusseldorf, Germany/Saddlebrook Prep) and senior Dennis Scarpa (Cheshire, Conn./Xavier) were all double winners for the Lyons. 

Feit and White teamed up for a No.1 doubles victory over senior William Condon (Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield) and sophomore Kyle White (Cambridge, Mass./Cambridge Rindge & Latin) by an 8-2 score. Feit also defeated Saint Anselm senior Joseph Zucchi (Methuen, Mass./Central Catholic) at No.1 singles, 6-3, 6-1, while W. White downed Condon, 6-1, 6-1, at No.2 singles. 

At No.2 doubles, Gassen and Scarpa turned in an 8-2 triumph against Zucchi and senior Michael Hanna (Southborough, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham Regional). In singles play, Gassen stymied Hanna, 6-2, 6-2, at No.3 and Scarpa defeated senior Matthew Greeke (So. Hamilton, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham Regional), 6-2, 6-0 at No.4. 

Wheaton junior Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greely) and freshman Jim Beaton (Groveland, Mass./Pentucket Regional) breezed to an 8-1 win at No.3 doubles over Greeke and freshman John Joyce (Juneau, Alaska/Juneau-Douglas)

Lyons junior Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien) and freshman Tyler Smith (New Canaan, Conn./Fairfield Prep) rounded out singles play for the Blue and White. Jackson beat K. White, 6-2, 6-1, at No.4 singles and Smith notched a 6-2, 6-1 win over Joyce at No.6. 

Wheaton (7-4, 1-2 NEWMAC) hosts Babson College for a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. Saint Anselm (3-8, 1-7 NE-10) welcomes Holy Cross to Manchester, N.H. on Friday, April 12 for a non-conference matchup at 3:30 p.m. 

Wheaton 9, Saint Anselm 0

Singles:

1. Jonah Feit (WHE) def. Joseph Zucchi (STA) 6-3, 6-1

2. Will White (WHE) def. William Condon (STA) 6-1, 6-1

3. David Gassen (WHE) def. Michael Hanna (STA) 6-2, 6-2

4. Sam Jackson (WHE) def. Kyle White (STA) 6-2, 6-1

5. Dennis Scarpa (WHE) def. Matthew Greeke (STA) 6-2, 6-0

6. Tyler Smith (WHE) def. John Joyce (STA) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles:

1. Jonah Feit/Will White (WHE) def. William Condon/Kyle White (STA) 8-2

2. David Gassen/Dennis Scarpa (WHE) def. Joseph Zucchi/Michael Hanna (STA) 8-2

3. Ned Terrace/Jim Beaton (WHE) def. Matthew Greeke/John Joyce (STA) 8-1


 
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