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WestConn Men's Tennis Falls To Salem State, 6-3

WestConn Men's Tennis Falls To Salem State, 6-3

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.

Andrew Mittiah and John Didonato were able to squeek by Aaron Campos (Ridgefield, CT) and Jeffrey Baker (Simsbury, CT) at top-flight doubles, 8-5.

Chen Chen and Roni Brazile captured the final doubles match, 8-5, over Chauncey Allers (Wilton, CT) and Matthew Carino (Sandy Hook, CT) to set up the singles' matches.

"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.