WATERVILLE, Maine (March 10, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University men's tennis team was defeated by Colby, 9-0, on the road in non-conference play on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, Franklin Pierce falls to 5-3, while Colby opens its season at 1-0.
The most competitive of the three doubles matches came at first doubles, where freshman Roberto Chong (Puigpunyent, Spain) and sophomore Yuval Barak (Zicron Ya'akov, Israel) locked horns with Colby sophomore Scott Altmeyer and freshman Sumukh Pathi. The Colby duo posted an 8-4 victory.
In singles play, Chong hooked up with Altmeyer again, with the latter putting together a 6-2, 6-3 win. At fifth singles, sophomore Matthew Toombs (Pleasanton, Calif.) took the first set from senior Shaw Speer in a tiebreak, 7-6 (3), but then retired.
The Ravens return to the court on Saturday, March 17, when they return home to host Stonehill in a Northeast-10 Conference match at noon.
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