DANBURY, CT - On a cold and blustery afternoon, the Western Connecticut State University men's tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to a powerful squad from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Westside Courts on Thursday afternoon.
The Colonials drop to 0-3 on the season while the Mariners improve to 4-5 in the early going.
The Colonials battled at singles, but the Mariners proved too strong from second to fourth solos.
Allers was the only host to force a third-set tiebreaker. Against Deeter, he took the first set, 6-4 before falling 6-3 in the second set. Deeter captured the match with a 10-8 result in the tiebreaker.
McDonough edged Campos at top flight singles, 7-5 and 7-6 (7-5) in another close match.
The Colonials play host to Salem State University on Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm. Due to continued inclement weather in the forecast, Saturday's match will be played at the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, CT.