SUFFOLK MEN’S TENNIS
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts, Cambridge, Mass.
FINAL: SUFFOLK 5, SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE 4
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Junior Nisarg Patel (Chelsea, Mass.) clinched the deciding point with a three-set triumph at number six singles to lift Suffolk to a 5-4 non-league college men’s tennis dual-match victory over Southern New Hampshire Sunday afternoon on the Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts.
Patel overcame a one-set deficit to claim a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win for the host Rams (4-3), as he also teamed with fellow junior Greg Garrison (Beacon, N.Y.) for an 8-6 triumph at number three doubles. Suffolk received straight set singles victories from junior Garrett Freeman (Beacon, N.Y.) and freshmen Justin Ayoub (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Nick Pratt (Sutton, Mass.) in recording its fourth win in five home dual-matches to date while snapping a two-match winless skein.
Junior Luis Ramirez (San Cristobal, Venezuela) and sophomore David Spaggiari (Manizales, Colombia) were winners in both singles and doubles play in the setback for the visiting Penmen (4-7), as each won in straight sets at the top two singles spots before teaming up for an 8-4 triumph at number one doubles. The Londonderry, N.H. junior tandem of Michael Ricciardi and Sam Gould combined for the other point of the day for Southern New Hampshire with an 8-2 win at number two doubles.
Suffolk heads to Quincy, Mass. on Wednesday afternoon for a non-league dual-match with Eastern Nazarene that begins at 3:30 p.m., while Southern New Hampshire will be idle until Tuesday, April 22nd when the Penmen compete in the quarterfinal round of the 2008 Northeast-10 Conference Championships.
#1 David Spaggiari (SNH) def. Chris Delisi (SUF) 6-1, 6-2
#2 Luis Ramirez (SNH) def. Jared Orkin (SUF) 6-4, 6-3
#3 Justin Ayoub (SUF) def. Michael Ricciardi (SNH) 6-4, 7-5
#4 Garrett Freeman (SUF) def. Sam Gould (SNH) 6-2, 6-2
#5 Nick Pratt (SUF) def. Mark McDonald (SNH) 6-1, 6-4
#6 Nisarg Patel (SUF) def. Shane Cochran (SNH) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
#1 Spaggiari/Ramirez (SNH) def. Delisi/Orkin (SUF) 8-4
#2 Ricciardi/Gould (SNH) def. Freeman/Pratt (SUF) 8-2
#3 Greg Garrison/Patel (SUF) def. McDonald/Cochran (SNH) 8-6
Records Suffolk 4-3
Southern New Hampshire 4-7