Coast Guard Tops Wheaton In NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal, 5-3

Coast Guard Tops Wheaton In NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal, 5-3

Gassen a double-winner for the Lyons in the loss

NORTON, Mass. – The fourth-seeded Wheaton College men's tennis team fell to fifth-seeded Coast Guard Academy by a 5-3 decision on Wednesday evening in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament quarterfinal round inside the Beard Field House. Today's conference tournament quarterfinal matchup was moved indoors due to inclement weather.

Sophomore David Gassen (Dusseldorf, Germany/Saddlebrook Prep) and junior Lawrence Chan (Lincoln, R.I./Wheeler School) picked up the Lyons' lone win in doubles play with an 8-0 decision at No. 3.

Gassen went on to win at No. 4 singles by a 6-1, 6-1 score, while senior Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien) rounded out the list of winners for Wheaton as he made quick work of his opponent at No. 5 with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Coast Guard took both No. 1 and No. 2 doubles by scores of 8-5 and 8-2, respectively, and also earned wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles to advance to the semifinal round of the NEWMAC Tournament by decision.

Wheaton concludes its season at 9-9 overall. Coast Guard (6-10) will play first-seeded MIT (6-0 NEWMAC) in the semifinals on Saturday, April 26 in Cambridge, Mass. at 12 p.m. The winner between Coast Guard/MIT will play the winner of third-seeded Clark (3-3 NEWMAC) and second-seeded Babson (5-1 NEWMAC) on Sunday, April 27 at MIT with the championship match starting at 1 p.m.

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