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Endicott Edges Gordon, 6-3

A tennis student-athlete hits a ball.

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's tennis team defeated Gordon College, 6-3, in a conference matchup on Friday evening at the Bass River Tennis Club. 

Justin Toler (Concord, N.H.) and Daniel Rinkert (Ben Lomond, Calif.) were both double-winners for the Gulls in the victory.

In doubles play, Toler teamed up with Thomas Brent (Gorham, Maine) for an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 flight. Toler then went on to beat Gordon's Peter Godwin (Manchester, Conn.) at the No. 5 singles flight with scores of 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Meanwhile, Rinkert paired with Charles Book (Devon Pa.) at the No. 3 flight with another 8-3 winning score. In singles, Rinkert grabbed a gritty win against Mike D'Antuono (Mapleville, R.I.) at the No. 4 flight with a score of 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, (7-3).

Christopher Kirkpatrick (Newburyport, Mass.) and Keaton McCleary (Charlotte, N.C.) each won their respective singles matches at the No. 1 (6-3, 6-3) and No. 6 (6-2, 6-2) flights. 


"Awesome effort from these guys and this was a complete team victory," stated men's tennis head coach Jeremy Howard. "Quick turnaround with another conference match Sunday against Wentworth."


  • The Gulls broke Gordon's three-match winning streak. 
  • Kirkpatrick leads the Gulls with six singles wins on the season.
  • Brent and Toler both hold six doubles wins on the season, respectively.  


Endicott (6-5) will take on Wentworth on Sunday, April 8 at 4 PM at the Bass River Tennis Club. Gordon (4-7) is set to face Curry College on Saturday, March 7 at 12 PM. 

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)