QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College men's tennis team kicked off conference play with an 8-1 victory over Colby-Sawyer Saturday afternoon in the program's first-ever Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) match.
The Lions jump to 8-6 on the season and 1-0 in the GNAC with the win. The Chargers fall to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in league competition with the setback.
The hosts notched three doubles wins to establish a 3-0 advantage.
Eastern Nazarene earned wins in five of the six singles matches to claim its first league victory of the spring.
Siercke outlasted Wright in a third-set super-tiebreaker at the top singles position. Siercke captured the first set 6-4 and Wright responded with a 6-0 decision in the second frame. Siercke bounced back to down Wright in the super-tiebreaker 10-3.
Opaschowski cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory in the third singles match over Burke while Rodriguez rolled past Lowman 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 4 slot.
Schoengens breezed by Antonacci at the No. 5 spot 6-0, 6-2 and Pierson bested Williamson 6-1, 6-0 at the sixth position.
Escobar fell 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot to White.
Up next, Eastern Nazarene continues conference play April 2 at home against Regis.