DUDLEY, Mass. – The Endicott men's tennis team dropped a 6-3 match on Tuesday evening at the Robinson Tennis Courts to the five-time defending conference champions, Nichols College (13-2, 5-0 CCC).
Nicholas Eherts (New Milford, Conn.) and Keaton McCleary (Charlotte, N.C.) picked up an 8-6 victory at No. 3 doubles to start the match, but the Bison rebounded with victories at No. 1 (8-6) and No. 2 (8-4) for a 2-1 advantage headed into singles.
Nichols then capitalized on that momentum in singles with three straight wins coming from the No. 1 (6-2, 6-2), No. 4 (6-3, 6-0), and No. 5 positions (6-2, 6-1) to clinch the match.
Endicott did see Thomas Brent (Gorham, Maine) post a 7-5, 6-3 triumph at No. 6 singles, while Charles Book (Devon, Pa.) registered a 2-6, 7-5, 10-6 comeback victory at No. 3 to highlight the remainder of the Gulls' singles flights.
"Coming off a very difficult loss on Sunday, I thought our squad responded well today against the five-time defending champions," said Endicott men's tennis head coach Jeremy Howard. "We will now look to get back into the win column against UMass Boston on Thursday."
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott is 3-4 on the road this season.
- Exerts and McCleary are now 4-2 as a doubles pairing this season, and also 2-0 in league play.
- Brent is 4-2 in singles this year, while Book is 8-3.
- The Bison have won 12 matches in a row.