Men’s Tennis Opens NE10 Slate with 7-0 Blanking of Queen City Cup Rival Saint Anselm

Men’s Tennis Opens NE10 Slate with 7-0 Blanking of Queen City Cup Rival Saint Anselm

BOX SCORE

When and Where: October 19, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (South Athletic Field Tennis Courts)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 7, Saint Anselm College 0
Records:
 SNHU 3-0 (1-0 NE10), Saint Anselm 0-7 (0-3 NE10) 

Freshmen Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) and Fernando Torres (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico), and graduate student Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) all captured a pair of matches, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team posted a 7-0 victory over crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College on Friday afternoon in its Northeast-10 opener at the South Athletic Field Tennis Courts.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS

  • Vacalares defeated Michael Rosen, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles.
  • Torres also chalked up a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles against Daniel Kmetz.
  • Vacalares and Torres teamed up at No. 3 doubles for a 6-1 triumph over Jason Wood and Richard Flandreau.
  • Marreiros was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Sam Kluger at No. 3 singles and also combined with classmate Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) to double up Kmetz and Kluger, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After Vacalares and Torres earned their No. 3 doubles win, juniors Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) and Willem van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) clinched the point with a 6-0 sweep of Rosen and Ethan Hall at No. 1, before the Marreiros brothers made it 3-for-3.
  • Vacalares and Torres then captured their singles matches before Ricardo Marreiros came through to make it 4-0 and clinch the match.
  • Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) downed Hall at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-2.
  • Sophomore Noah Sullivan (Meredith, N.H.) won his Penmen debut, 6-4, 6-0 against Flandreau at No. 5.
  • Senior Faizan Khalid (Manchester, N.H.) took down Wood at No. 6, 6-2, 6-3.

NOTES

  • The Penmen improve to 3-0 for the third straight season.
  • Southern New Hampshire, which has now won 15 of its last 16, extends its NE10 winning streak, including the postseason, to 36, dating back to Oct. 15, 2015.
  • Fernandes has won 16 straight singles matches dating back to last season.
  • SNHU earns two more points in the Queen City Cup standings and now leads, 9-4, in the battle for Manchester supremacy.

UP NEXT

  • The Penmen are now off until the spring.

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