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Endicott Defeats Gordon In CCC Quarterfinals, 5-2

Christos Papadopoulos gets ready to hit the ball.

BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's tennis team defeated Gordon College, 5-2, in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at the South Campus Tennis Courts. 

The Gulls went 2-1 in doubles with crucial wins from the pairings of Christopher Kirkpatrick (Newburyport, Mass.) and Charles Book (Devon, Pa.) at No. 1 (8-6) and Thomas Brent (Gorham, Maine) and Christos Papadopoulos (Weymouth, Mass.) at No. 3 (8-4). 

Book then grabbed the first win for Endicott in singles play at the No. 4 slot with scores of 6-0, 6-1. Keaton McCleary (Charlotte, N.C) went on to claim a victory at No. 5 by scores of 6-2, 6-2 before Kirkpatrick sealed the win for the Gulls with his 6-3, 6-4 triumph at No. 1. 


"Great win today over a tough, tough opponent," said Endicott head men's tennis coach Jeremy Howard. "Everyone contributed today and we are psyched at the opportunity to take on the perennial conference champs in a few days."


  • Kirkpatrick has nine singles victories on the season.
  • Kirkpatrick and Book are 5-1 as a doubles team this season.


Endicott (11-7, 5-3 CCC) will travel to No. 1 seed Nichols for the CCC Semifinals on Wednesday, May 2 (time to be announced).

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)