QUINCY, Mass.- The reigning GNAC champion Eastern Nazarene College men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to NCAA Division II side Franklin Pierce Wednesday afternoon at the ENC Tennis Courts.
The Lions move to 0-2 on the year with the result while the Ravens improve to 1-0 overall with the win.
The visitors snagged a 3-0 advantage after sweeping the three doubles matches.
Franklin Pierce netted five wins in singles play to secure its first victory of the year.
Rodriguez recorded the Lions' lone singles win on the day, prevailing at the No. 4 position 7-6, 6-2 over McLellan.
Siercke fell in a third-set super-tiebreaker at the top slot in a closely-contested match. After Siercke claimed the first set 7-6, Gordon battled back to capture the second frame 7-6. In the super-tiebreaker, Gordon outlasted Siercke 10-8.
Salles dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision at the No. 2 spot to Barak while Escobar suffered a 6-3, 6-0 setback to Patrick at the No. 3 position.
Looking ahead, Eastern Nazarene travels to Babson October 1.