Nichols Sweeps Baruch to Advance to NCAA Men’s Tennis Second Round

Nichols Sweeps Baruch to Advance to NCAA Men’s Tennis Second Round

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Nichols men's tennis team won its fourth-straight NCAA Tournament First Round matchup with a 5-0 sweep of Baruch on Friday afternoon at the Torrance Hunt Courts on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
 
The Bison improve to 20-3 overall and advance to take on No. 8-ranked Amherst College on Saturday morning in a 1:30 p.m. matchup in the Second Round. Baruch ends its season at 11-5 overall.
 
Nichols jumped out to an early 3-0 lead following doubles play as junior Blake Norton (Stratford, Conn.) and freshman August Moeller (Hellerup, Denmark) posted an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles over junior Jamie Zurro (Valladolid, Spain) and senior Marco Gobbato (Yonkers, N.Y.). Sophomores Guilherme Barbosa (Bradenton, Fla.) and Peter Coletti (Beverly, Mass.) posted the matching score in their win at No. 2 doubles over sophomores Lewis Pena (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Michael Dozortsev (Brooklyn, N.Y.), while sophomore Brandon Howard (Hamden, Conn.) and junior Igor Markowski (Paris, France) added an 8-2 victory at No. 3 doubles against junior Leonard Margolis (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Clement Lacoudre (Scarsdale, N.Y.).
 
Sophomore Jack Donaldson (Easton, Md.) grabbed the first point of singles play, registering a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 6 singles against Lacoudre. Barbosa wrapped up the victory for Nichols by defeating Gobbato at No. 2 singles by the matching score.
 
In the other singles matches, Howard led his No. 1 singles matchup with Zurro 6-2, 2-3, while Norton led at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 1-0, against Margolis. Moeller also held a 6-2, 2-2 lead at No. 5 singles over Dozortsev, while Pena led Stewart, 6-2, 1-2, at No. 4 singles.
 
All-Time Series
This was the first meeting between the two schools.

Match recap courtesy of the Nichols Sports Information Department.

 

2018 DIVISION III MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

First Round – Friday, May 11
(Hosted by Williams – Williamstown, Mass.)

Goucher def. Messiah, 5-0 | BOX
Nichols def. Baruch, 5-0 | BOX

Second Round – Saturday, May 12
(Hosted by Williams – Williamstown, Mass.)

Nichols vs. Amherst, 1:30 p.m.
Goucher at Williams, 1:30 p.m.

Regional Final – Sunday, May 13
(Hosted by Williams – Williamstown, Mass.)

Second Round Winners, 1:30 p.m.

 

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