QUINCY, Mass.- The reigning GNAC champion Eastern Nazarene College men's tennis team suffered a 7-2 setback to NCAA Division II foe Bentley Monday afternoon at the ENC Tennis Courts in the first home match of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Lions dip to 0-1 on the year with the result while the Falcons improve to 2-0 overall with the win.
The visitors nabbed a 2-1 lead with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles spots.
Bentley claimed five wins in singles action to lock up its second victory of the season.
Siercke tallied the Lions' lone singles victory, winning by retirement at the No. 1 position.
Salles absorbed a 6-2, 6-2 setback at the second spot to Aulson while Sven Grunenwald (Winden, Germany) fell 6-1, 6-0 to Jordan Soifer at the No. 3 slot.
Escobar endured a 7-5, 6-0 loss at the fourth position against Au. Rodriguez suffered a 6-3, 6-3 setback against Novins at the No. 5 spot while Kyle Pierson (Redding, Calif.) fell to Rattaseri in the sixth singles match 6-0, 6-3.
Looking ahead, Eastern Nazarene hosts NCAA Division II's Franklin Pierce September 25.