Men’s Tennis Officially Opens Season with 7-0 Blanking of Roberts Wesleyan

Men’s Tennis Officially Opens Season with 7-0 Blanking of Roberts Wesleyan


When and Where: October 7, 2018 – Rochester, N.Y. (Midtown Athletic Club)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 7, Roberts Wesleyan College 0
SNHU 1-0, RWC 1-2 

Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal), the two-time reigning Northeast-10 Player of the Year, picked up where he left off, as he won two matches to lead the Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team to a 7-0 victory against Roberts Wesleyan College on Sunday in its season opener at the Midtown Athletic Club.


  • Fernandes breezed to a 6-0, 6-1 win against Guido Janssen at No. 1 singles and also teamed with freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) for a 6-2 defeat of Andrew Freeman and Dennis Barlotta at No. 3 doubles.


  • After Fernandes and Vacalares set the tone, juniors Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) and Willem van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) recorded a 6-4 win against Boyd Blackburn and Janssen at No. 2 doubles to clinch the point, before grad students Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) and Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) pulled out a 7-5 victory at No. 2 against Timothy Nacca and Matthew Forrest.
  • Fernandes opened singles play with his win that made it 2-0 before Vacalares came away victorious in his first collegiate singles match with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Nacca at No. 3.
  • Willem van Biezen took down Blackburn at No. 2, 6-3, 6-0 to clinch the match, with Bas van Biezen following with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Forrest at No. 4.
  • Ricardo Marreiros beat Barlotta, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5, with Miguel Marreiros capping the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Freeman at No. 6.


  • The Penmen improve to 1-0 for the seventh straight season.
  • Southern New Hampshire has now won 13 of its last 14 dating back to last year.


  • The Penmen are back in action Monday, Oct. 8 when they take on Daemen College.

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