Easton, Mass. – For the first time since the two teams began playing during the 2011 season, the Clark University men's tennis team knocked off Stonehill College. The Cougars topped the Division II Skyhawks 6-3 on Thursday afternoon, snapping a six-match losing streak to Stonehill that dated back to 2011.
Score: Clark University 6, Stonehill College 3
Records: Clark University 1-0; Stonehill College 0-1
Location: Charles Watt Tennis Courts, Easton, Mass.
How It Happened:
No. 1: Barun Gill (Union City, Calif.) def. Thomas Bellio (STO) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2: Jack Han (Bakersfield, Calif.) def. Nikolay Lisichenok (STO) 7-5, 6-4
No. 3: Andrey Samodaev (Boca Raton, Fla.) def. Joan Castillo (STO) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
No. 4: Teodor Nicola-Antoniu (Bucharest, Romania) def. Tom Buckley (STO) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
No. 5: Jeffrey Gagnon (STO) def. Lenny Siegel (Boca Raton, Fla.) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
No. 6: Aaron Diamond (STO) def. Mateo Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 1: Thomas Bellio/Nikolay Lisichenok (STO) def. Samodaev/Jack Han (CLK) 8-2
No. 2: Gill/ Siegel (CLK) def. Tom Buckley/ManuRavichandrakumar (STO) 8-2
No. 3: Nicola-Antoniu/Gomez (CLK) def. Dimitri Vlassov/Michael Doody (STO) 8-4
"Stonehill has a great tennis program," said Clark head coach Mickey Cahoon. "This is a big win for us. I'm happy for our guys."
The Cougars continue the fall portion of their schedule next Wednesday when they host Endicott College at 4:00 p.m.