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Men's Tennis Opens 2008 Season With 6-3 Non-League Dual-Match Triumph Over WNEC

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts, Cambridge, Mass.


Singles Results
#1 Andres Fanjul (SUF) def. Mike Willhoft (WNE)    6-4, 6-2
#2 Alex Boutin (WNE) def. Pedro Sirotsky (SUF)    4-6, 6-4, 6-3
#3 Jason Lee (WNE) def. Chris Delisi (SUF)    6-1, 6-3
#4 Mohammed Al Neuimi (SUF) def. Mike Jones (WNE)   6-1, 6-2
#5 Jared Orkin (SUF) def. Jonathan Riter (WNE)    7-6 (10-8), 6-1
#6 Justin Ayoub (SUF) def. Pete Houser (WNE)    6-0, 6-4

Doubles Results
#1 Fanjul/Al Neuimi (SUF) def. Jones/Riter (WNE)   8-6
#2 Sirotsky/Delisi (SUF) def. Boutin/Ryan Turner (WNE)   8-5
#3 Willhoft/Lee (WNE) def. Garrett Freeman/Nick Pratt (SUF)  8-6

Records Suffolk   1-0
  Western New England 0-1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--  Senior Andres Fanjul and sophomore Mohammed Al Neuimi each posted wins in both singles and doubles play to lift Suffolk to a 6-3 non-league dual-match victory over Western New England in the men’s college tennis season opener for both teams Wednesday evening on the Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts.

Fanjul and Al Neuimi each notched straight set triumphs at the number one and four singles spots, respectively, for the host Rams (1-0), and the duo teamed up for an 8-6 victory at the number one doubles position.  Sophomore Jared Orkin (Newton, Mass.) and freshman Justin Ayoub (Brooklyn, N.Y.) were also straight-set winners in singles play for Suffolk, which also received an 8-5 triumph from senior Chris Delisi (Gloucester, Mass.) and Pedro Sirotsky at the number two doubles spot.

Junior Jason Lee (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was a winner in both singles and doubles action for the visiting Golden Bears (0-1), who dropped just one dual-match decision in 11 outings all of last season, as he posted a straight-set win at number three singles and teamed with fellow junior Mike Willhoft (Manchester, Conn.) for an 8-6 victory at number three doubles.  Junior Alex Boutin (Bristol, Conn.) collected the other Western New England point of the evening with a three-set triumph at number two singles.

Suffolk will be idle until Thursday, March 27th when the Rams head to Wenham, Mass. to take on Gordon in a non-league dual-match that begins at 4:00 p.m., while Western New England heads to Orlando, Fla. on Sunday afternoon to begin its Spring Break trip by taking on Hamilton in a non-league dual-match.