Orlando, Fla. - March 17, 2017 - The Springfield College men's tennis team concluded its annual spring break trip with a dominating showing in a 9-0 victory over Transylvania on Friday morning.
With the win, Springfield earned its fifth-straight victory, marking the second-straight season and just the third time since 1999 that the program has enjoyed such a winning streak. Additionally, the victory matches the 1996-97 squad's start of 6-1 to begin the year.
The Pride eased to three victories in doubles action to start the match, with Tanner DeVarennes (Lee, Mass.) and Justin Danielewicz (Portland, Conn.) leading the way at No. 2 with an 8-0 win. Both Court Honda (Marioka, Japan) and Alex Romaine (Stamford, Conn.) at No. 1, and Kyle Beynor (Prospect, Conn.) and Cameron Grant (Babylon, N.Y.) at No. 3 won by 8-3 margins.
Springfield had four student-athletes win their singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 decisions, including Honda at No. 2, Beynor at No. 3, Grant at No. 5, and Chris Unger (Westfield, Mass.) at No. 6. Romaine produced a 6-1, 6-1 win at the top singles spot, and Zack Keene (Feeding Hills, Mass.) closed things out with a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 4 for the Pride.
Springfield will now return to Massachusetts and will hit the courts on Thursday, March 23 when it hosts Rhode Island College at 4 pm.