Norton, Mass. - Visiting Clark University won two of the three doubles matches en route to a key 6-3 win over host Wheaton College on Saturday in New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action.
With the win, the Cougars snapped their brief two-game slide and improved to 12-7 overall. More importantly, the Scarlet and White secured the No. 3 spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament and will face second seeded Babson on Saturday, April 26 in one of the two semifinal matches at MIT.
In today's meeting with the Lyons, Dan Stein (Newton, Mass.) and Zack Goodstein (Columbus, Ohio) topped Dan Sharon and Will White in a hard fought meeting at No. 1, eventually collecting a 9-8 (7-5) win.
Antoine Martin (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) and Spencer Pinkney (Falmouth, Mass.) then took care of Lawrence Chan and David Gassen, 8-4, at No. 2, before Sherver Archer and Ned Terrace got by Josh Burger (Fairfield, Conn.) and Fernando Pinoargote (Guayaquil, Ecuador).
Stein had little trouble at No. 1 singles, where he breezed past Sharon, 6-1, 6-2 and Burger also won in straight sets over Alden Zeff at No. 6, 6-0, 6-4.
Clark's other victories came in three set wins by Martin over White, where he dropped the first set 6-3, before rallying to take the final two sets, 7-5, 6-0 and at No. 5 as Goodstein bounced Chan, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.