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Men's Tennis Closes Out Regular Season With 5-4 Non-League Triumph At Eastern Nazarene

SUFFOLK MEN’S TENNIS
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
ENC Courts, Quincy, Mass.

FINAL:  SUFFOLK 5, EASTERN NAZARENE 4

QUINCY, Mass.--  Freshman Justin Ayoub’s (Brooklyn, N.Y.) come-from-behind three-set victory at number three singles proved to be the difference and lifted Suffolk to a 5-4 non-league college men’s tennis dual-match triumph over Eastern Nazarene Tuesday afternoon on the ENC Courts.

The visiting Rams (7-4) claimed all five of their points in singles action, as senior Chris Delisi (Gloucester, Mass.), junior Nisarg Patel (Chelsea, Mass.), sophomore Jared Orkin (Newton, Mass.) and freshman John Samander (Curacao, Netherlands) each posted straight set wins for Suffolk. 

Senior Matthew Kauffman (Simpsonville, N.C.) was a winner in both singles and doubles play in the setback for the host Crusaders (5-13), as he posted a straight-set triumph at number five singles before reaming with sophomore Michael Chan (Quincy, Mass.) for an 8-3 victory at number two doubles.  The duo of junior Jack Sahlman (Burlington, Conn.) and sophomore Tyler Restrick (Bel Air, Md.) notched an 8-1 win at number one doubles for Eastern Nazarene, which also received an 8-1 triumph at number three doubles from the tandem of senior Bill Stephens (Quincy, Mass.) and sophomore Jordan Corbin (Fallston, Md.).

Suffolk is seeded second in the upcoming Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championships, as the Rams will host third-seeded Emerson in a league semi-final dual-match on Thursday evening on the Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Eastern Nazarene hosts UMass Dartmouth in a non-league dual-match on Wednesday afternoon on the ENC Courts beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Singles Results
#1 Chris Delisi (SUF) def. Bill Stephens (ENC)    7-6, 6-0
#2 Jared Orkin (SUF) def. Michael Chan (ENC)    6-3, ret.
#3 Justin Ayoub (SUF) def. Jack Sahlman (ENC)    1-6, 7-6, 6-2
#4 John Samander (SUF) def. Tyler Restrick (ENC)   6-4, 6-0
#5 Matthew Kauffman (ENC) def. Greg Garrison (SUF)   6-3, 6-1
#6 Nisarg Patel (SUF) def. Jordan Corbin (ENC)    7-5, 6-3

Doubles Results
#1 Sahlman/Restrick (ENC) def. Delisi/Samander (SUF)   8-1
#2 Chan/Kauffman (ENC) def. Orkin/Patel (SUF)    8-3
#3 Corbin/Stephens (ENC) def. Mike DeMoranville/Ken Luong (SUF) 8-1

Records  Suffolk    7-4
  Eastern Nazarene 5-13