When and Where: February 2, 2019 – Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Flynn Recreation Complex)
Score: Boston College 6, Southern New Hampshire University 1
Records: BC 3-1, SNHU 3-1
Junior Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) earned a point with a win at No. 4 singles, as the Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team opened up its spring schedule with a 6-1 loss to Division-I foe Boston College on Saturday at the Flynn Recreation Complex.
- van Biezen topped Sean Mullins, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4 singles.
- Graduate students Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) and Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) doubled-up Chris Grasel and Markus Nordby, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After Mullins and Derek Austin edged van Biezen his junior brother Willem van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands), 6-4, at No. 1 doubles, the Marreiros' evened doubles at 1-1 with their No. 2 win. The Eagles narrowly clinched the point with a 7-5 victory, as Santiago Montufar and Wills Tutecky toppled freshmen Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) and Fernando Torres (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) at No. 3.
- BC then took five of the six singles matches. Willem van Biezen played a tough match against Grasel at No. 2, losing, 7-5, 7-5. Vacalares also played his opponent close, dropping a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Nordby at No. 3.
- Southern New Hampshire had won 15 of 16, dating back to last season, entering the day.
- Graduate student Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) had his 16-match single winning streak snapped, as he absorbs his first loss at No. 1 singles since March 16, 2018.
- The Penmen are back in action Monday, March 11 (2 p.m.) when they take on Flagler College.
- The next home match for SNHU is slated for Friday, March 22 (3 p.m.) against the New York Institute of Technology.
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