ANNONDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY - Despite having to forfeit its matches at third-flight doubles and sixth-flight singles, the Western Connecticut State University men's tennis team stormed back to win the remaining seven matches and escape Bard College with a 7-2 victory on Thursday afternoon.
Matthew Carino (Sandy Hook, CT) and Jeffrey Hensley (Naugatuck, CT) won at number two doubles, 8-1, over Nicholas George and Isaac Rosenthal, despite playing together for the first time this season together.
In singles action, Allers got things started with a convincing win over Rosenthal at #5 singles, 60-, 6-2.
Campos then won at top-flight solos. After winning the first set, Fisher suffered an injury and defaulted in the second set.
Hensley then clinched the overall match with a 6-2, 6-4 win at fourth-flight singles. He defeated Immanuel Zion, 6-2, 6-4.
In the last match of the day, William Hogan (Ridgefield, CT) pulled out a victory in the third set winning 6-4, 2-6, 1-0, 10-2 in the tiebreaker.
"This was a very good win for these guys," stated WestConn head Coach Shawn Stillman. "It's tough starting out down 0-2, but these guys were ready to play and they proved it today."
The Colonials will travel to Purchase College on Friday and play indoors as rain is scheduled in the greater Danbury area. Match time is at 3:30 pm. WestConn host UMass Boston in the final regular-season match on Saturday. First serve is scheduled for 1 pm.