FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 30, 2013

 

SOUTHERN MAINE ENDS MEN'S TENNIS' SEASON WITH, 5-0, LOSS IN LITTLE EAST TOURNAMENT ACTION

Gorham, Maine-Juniors Adam Whitman (New Castle, NH) and Corey Dyke (Monmouth, ME) gutted out a 9-7 win at first doubles to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 5-0 win over the Rhode Island College Anchormen in a Little East Conference menís tennis tournament quarterfinal match on Tuesday afternoon at the Gorham High School Tennis Courts.

 

With its fourth consecutive victory, Southern Maine improves to 11-5 overall and advances to the semifinal round of the 2013 Little East Conference Menís Tennis Championship.  The third seed in the tourney, the Huskies will travel to second seed UMass Dartmouth Corsairs on Thursday (3:00 p.m.). The loss concludes the Anchormenís season at 2-12.  

 

Whitman and Dykeís 9-7 nail-biting victory helped USM to a key 3-0 lead after the doubles points had finished. Whitman and Dyke defeated the RIC tandem of junior Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) and freshman Ben Proctor (Cumberland, RI).

 

Junior Christopher G. Ross (Somerset, MA) and sophomore Thaddeus St. John (Weld, ME) earned an 8-3 win at second doubles defeating Anchormen sophomore Mike McCaffrey (Cumberland, RI) and junior Ted James (West Greenwich, RI).  

 

At third singles, senior Jonathan Sproul (Bristol, ME) and freshman Sebastien Taylor (Auburn, ME) continued their strong play cruising to an 8-0 win over freshman Cory Norberg (Warwick, RI) and junior Matt Collins (Rumford, RI).

 

Whitman defeated Werchadlo 6-2, 6-0 at first singles and Ross downed McCaffrey in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 to account for the final two deciding points of the match.

 

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