Springfield, Mass. - March 23, 2017 - The Springfield College men's tennis team continued its incredible start to the 2016-17 campaign as it eased past Rhode Island College, 9-0, on Thursday afternoon in the Springfield College Field House.
The Pride pushed its winning streak to six matches, and now owns a 7-1 record for the first time since 1995, when the team started the year with a 9-0 record.
Plenty of new faces saw action in the match as the Pride cruised to the non-conference triumph. In doubles play, Cameron Grant (Babyon, N.Y.) and Kyle Beynor (Prospect, Conn.) earned an 8-1 win at No. 1, while Zack Keene (Feeding Hills, Mass.) and Chris Unger (Westfield, Mass.) posted an 8-2 win at No. 2. Springfield's No. 3 team of Sean Quirk (Mashpee, Mass.) and Steven Ludtke (Agawam, Mass.) claimed the final doubles point after an 8-4 victory.
Unger highlighted the singles action for Springfield, delivering a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 3 spot, while Grant registered a 6-0, 6-3 win playing at No. 1. Michael Marotta (Holton, Mass.) took a point with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4, and rookie Corey Maznicki (Somers, Conn.) rallied for a 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 win at No. 5. Additionally, both Keen and Ludtke produced 8-2 win at No. 2 and No. 6, respectively.
Springfield will play again on Saturday when it hosts Western Connecticut at 2:30 pm.