HOOKSETT, N.H. – The Endicott men's tennis team lost to Southern New Hampshire Univeristy (SNHU), 7-0, on Sunday evening at the SNHU Tennis Courts at Penmen Stadium.
Today's match was played in conjunction with NCAA Division I and II rules which only awards one point for winning the doubles portion of the match (best of 3, one point). This is in contrast to NCAA Division III rules which awards one point for each doubles flight won by a team.
The Penmen were able to win all three doubles matches to start things off in the respective order of No. 1 (6-0), No. 3 (6-2), and No. 2 (6-4) to take a 1-0 lead as they headed into singles action.
In singles play, Christos Papadopoulos (Weymouth, Mass.) played hard in a tough match at the No. 5 flight, but ultimately fell (2-6, 7-5, 9-11). SNHU earned victories in all the singles matches starting with the No. 1 (6-0, 6-0), No. 4 (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 (6-1, 6-0), No. 2 (6-3, 6-1), No. 5 (6-2, 5-7, 11-9), and No. 6 (6-2, 6-0) positions.
"We played hard today; I think in certain ways we surprised ourselves," said Endicott men's tennis head coach Anthony D'Angelo. "Christos really gave the team a charge with his level of compete."
Endicott (6-8) will have a few days off before they host Salve Regina in Commonwealth Coast Conference action on Wednesday, April 10 at 3:30 PM. Southern New Hampshire (10-3) will host Bentely Tuesday, April 9 at 3:00 PM.
(Photo credit - David Le '10)