PURCHASE, NY - After upending Bridgewater State and Bard, the Western Connecticut State University men's tennis team stretched its winning streak to three matches with a 6-3 victory at Purchase State on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Colonials improved to 4-7 overall.
"Earlier in the season, we lost the close matches, so it feels good to finally win a close one. Our players are getting mentally stronger and learning how to win the close points," said WestConn head coach Shawn Stillman following the event.
Junior Chauncey Allers (Wilton, CT) teamed up with sophomore Aaron Campos (Ridgefield, CT) to win a nailbiting 9-7 tiebreaker, capturing the No. 1 doubles slot. Rookies Matthew Carino (Sandy Hook, CT) and Jeffrey Baker (Simsbury, CT) followed it up with a victory in the No. 2 position before classmate William Hogan (Ridgefield, CT) and sophomore Shivam Patel (Norwalk, CT) were edged at the No. 3 spot.
In singles action, Patel highlighted the afternoon with a come-from-behind victory. Carino also notched a victory in a shortened match before Hogan secured a win, sealing the team victory for the Colonials.
WestConn returns to action for its regular season finale against visiting Little East Conference foe UMass-Boston on Saturday at 1 p.m.