Greyhounds Fall by 7-2 Final to Nichols College
Dudley, Mass. (September 30) -- The Assumption College men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 final to Nichols College at the Robinson Tennis Courts on Monday afternoon.
Tranfer Viljami Rahnasto (Vantaa, Finland) defeated Carlos De La Cruz at number two singles by a 7-5, 6-3 final to earn the Greyhounds lone singles point.
In doubles action the Greyhounds fell by a 2-1 final, but graduate student Matt Drolet (Cumberland, R.I. / Mt. St. Charles) and freshman Tom Knight (Wilbraham, Mass. / Minnechaug) paired together for an 8-7 (7-3) victory at number three doubles to improve to 2-0 as a pairing this season.
Rahnasto and freshman Chris Waung (Bolton, Conn. / East Catholic) battled at number one doubles, dropping a hard-fought 8-6 final to De La Cruz and Brandon Roode.
The Greyhounds fall to 0-3 on the season and will return to action on October 8th against Regis College. The match will begin at 3 p.m. at the Assumption Tennis Courts.
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1. Brandon Roode (NC) def. Chris Waung (ASM) 6-4, 6-0
2. Viljami Rahnasto (ASM) def. Carlos De La Cruz (NC) 7-5, 6-3
3. Joan Castillo (NC) def. Andrew LaMonico (ASM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Josh Halpern (NC) def. Matt Drolet (ASM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jake Zapatka (NC) def. Matt Surpenant (ASM) 6-0, 6-0
6. James Smith (NC) def. Michael Breen (ASM) 8-2
1. Brandon Roode/Carlos De La Cruz (NC) def. Chris Waung/Viljami Rahnasto (ASM) 8-6
2. Josh Halpern/James Smith (NC) def. Michael Breen/Andrew LaMonico (ASM) 8-1
3. Matt Drolet/Tom Knight (ASM) def. Dan Roman/Paul Healy (NC) 8-7 (7-3)