WILTON, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to visiting Salem State University at Wilton's Four Seasons Racquet Club on Saturday afternoon.
The Colonials, winless at 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the Little East Conference, fell behind 2-1 after the doubles action.
WestConn went up 1-0 when Jeffrey Hensley (Naugatuck, CT) and Will Hogan (Ridgefield, CT) defeated Mitchell Dyer and Noah Hodgkins, 8-4 at third-flight pairs.
"Salem is a good team and we were right there. While this was a tough loss, it will help prepare us for our conference playoffs," said WestConn head coach Shawn Stillman.
WestConn's victories, in the solo action, included Carino's three-set victory over John Didonato. The freshman dropped the first set but came back to captured the match, 1-7, 7-5, 6-1.
Hensley, the only senior on WestConn's roster, defeated Hodgkins, 6-2 and 6-4 at sixth-flight singles.
The Colonials next play at Lehman College on Wednesday, April 11. First serve against the Lightning is set for 3:30 pm.