NEW LONDON, N.H. – Five singles victories helped the Saint Anselm College men's tennis team overcome a 2-1 doubles deficit and record a 6-3 victory over Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday at Kelsey Courts.
Colby-Sawyer (2-9) used victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take a lead into singles play, but Saint Anselm (3-15) recovered by winning five of the six singles matches to come away with the victory. Seniors Brian Kavanagh and Adam Weinstein were each victorious in both their matches for the Hawks.
Although the Chargers claimed two of the three doubles points, Kavanagh and Weinstein provided the Hawks with a point via an 8-4 triumph at No. 2 doubles. The pairs of Gustav Jigrup/Nick Mathieu and Andrew Peloquin/Alex Wright recorded victories for Colby-Sawyer.
Three-set victories by Weinstein and Kavanagh highlighted Saint Anselm's five singles wins on the afternoon. Weinstein came back from dropping the first set to record a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Matt Burke at the second spot, while Kavanagh topped Peloquin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 one spot lower in the lineup.
Junior Daniel Kmetz and seniors Kyle Harris and Benji Page were straight-set victors for the Hawks. Kmetz lost just three games in a 6-2, 6-1 match at No. 4 singles against Ross Kenney, Harris posted identical 6-2, 6-2 sets in his match with Mike White at the fifth spot and Page won his fourth-straight match at No. 6 singles, defeating Cam Lynch, 6-4, 7-6 (5).
In its final match of the season, Saint Anselm travels to Regis (Mass.) to complete a match against the Pride that was halted on Sept. 14 due to inclement weather. The two teams will resume the match with the Hawks holding a 2-1 lead after doubles.