FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 24, 2012

 

CLARK BLANKS ANCHORMEN, 9-0

Providence, R.I.-Despite a valiant effort from sophomore Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) at No. 1 singles, the Rhode Island College menís tennis team fell to Clark University, 9-0, at the RIC Tennis Courts on Saturday.

 

Clark improves to 7-1, while Rhode Island College drops to 0-4.

 

 

 Sophomore Alex Werchadlo

 

Werchadlo and sophomore Dan Stein (Newton, MA) each split a set at No. 1 singles, before Stein came away with a tight victory (6-1, 4-6, 1-0, 11-9). Freshman Anthony DeFrancesco (Branford, CT) held his own at No. 2 singles as well, before falling to freshman Zach Goodstein (Columbus, OH) in a close bout (6-2, 6-4).

 

Stein and Goodstein were among a handful of Cougars to pick up multiple victories on the afternoon. Stein and freshman Josh Burger (Fairfield, CT), who also earned his second win of the day at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-3), were victorious at No. 1 doubles over Werchadlo and sophomore Matt Collins (Rumford, RI), (8-4). Goodstein and junior Dan Hall (Sutton, MA), who also earned his second win of the day at No. 6 singles (6-0, 6-4), recorded the shutout victory at No. 2 doubles (8-0).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Springfield on Tuesday, March 27 (3:30 p.m.).

 

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