ORLANDO, Fla. – The Saint Anselm College men's tennis team was edged by the University of the Sciences, 5-4, at the Lake Cane Tennis Center on Sunday.
The Hawks remain in search of their first victory of the season, falling to 0-5, while the Devils even their overall record at 2-2. Saint Anselm will take on Stonehill on Monday, Mar. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the USTA National Campus.
Saint Anselm jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles play as the tandem of Daniel Kmetz and Adam Weinstein recorded an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles. Brian Kavanagh and Alex Pearson secured the second win of the day for the Hawks, earning an 8-5 decision at No. 3 doubles.
Kmetz would add a victory at No. 4 singles, picking up a 7-6 victory in the second set after a 7-5 tiebreaker. Benji Page had the comeback of the match for Saint Anselm, rebounding from a 6-2 first set loss to take the next two sets, 6-0, 6-1.
Four singles victories by the Devils proved to be the difference-maker in the match, swaying the final score in favor of USciences.