Men's tennis captures league win over Cardinals

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 28, 2010
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Phillip Zunshine

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men's tennis team moved to 1-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference with a 6-3 victory over Wesleyan University on Sunday.

The Mules are 4-3 overall, while Wesleyan falls to 8-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

"It was a great way to end spring break," Colby's Phillip Zunshine said. "We played well and we were able to finish off tough matches."

Dan Freeman was a straight sets winner at second singles and teamed with Matthew Mantikas for an 8-3 victory at second doubles. Mantikas coasted to an easy 6-1, 6-0 win at fifth singles.

The Mules won two of the three doubles matches, with Trip Smith and Than Moore holding tough for an 8-6 win at the third spot.

"The key for us today was winning at second and third doubles," Colby head coach Doanh Wang said. "Winning those gave us the momentum for the singles. We're a young team, but we competed like veterans today."

Zunshine had the match of the day with his 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) win over Donald Kleckner at fourth singles. Zunshine was down in the third set and battled back to force the tie-breaker. Joe Albano had the other singles win for the Mules.

"This was a big NESCAC win for us," Colby captain Bobby Post said.

Jeff Legunn and Michael Piderit won at first doubles for Wesleyan. Legunn also won the first singles match in three sets and Alex Hirsch took a victory at third singles.

The Mules will have some time off before playing at Hamilton College on April 10 in another league match.

Colby 6, Wesleyan 3


1: Jeff Legunn/Michael Piderit, W, d. Tom Kimball/Phillip Zunshine, 8-2

2: Dan Freeman/Matthew Mantikas, C, d. Alex Hirsch/Garrett Blank, 8-3

3: Trip Smith/Than Moore, C, d. Donald Kleckner/Robert Troyer, 8-6


1: Legunn, W, d. Kimball, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0

2: Freeman, C, d. Piderit, 6-3, 6-2

3: Hirsch, W, d. Moore, 6-4, 6-4

4: Zunshine, C, d. Kleckner, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4)

5: Mantikas, C, d. Brian McDermott, 6-1, 6-0

6: Joe Albano, C, d. Michael Glen, 6-0, 7-5


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