MANCHESTER, N.H. – Freshman Ethan Hall (Duxbury, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College men's tennis team picked up wins in both singles and doubles play, but the Hawks fell to the visiting Gulls from Endicott College on Wednesday by a 4-3 score.
Saint Anselm falls to 0-2 on the season while Endicott picked up the victory in its season-opening game.
Hall partnered with junior Jason Wood (Hershey, Pa.) at No. 3 doubles to pick up a 6-2 victory while freshman Michael Rosen (Andover, Mass.) and senior Daniel Kmetz (Amston, Conn.) partnered for a 7-5 victory at the top doubles flight. With new NCAA Division I and II scoring rules, the two doubles wins put the Hawks up by a 1-0 score in the match.
Competing at No. 2 singles, Hall went the distance with his Endicott counterpart. Sprinting out to a 6-4 lead, a quick 6-2 win by Endicott's Daniel Rinkert forced a third set where Hall picked up a 10-6 win. Sophomore Sam Kluger (Nashua, N.H.) captured the Hawks other singles win, earning a 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) victory at No. 4 singles.
Endicott won its matches at No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles and ultimately clinched the 4-3 win with a No. 1 singles victory by Sam Pham over Rosen. In the second set, Pham overcame a 5-2 deficit to edge his first-year counterpart by a 7-5 score, locking up the win.
Saint Anselm continues its fall schedule with a 3 p.m. showdown against Merrimack at home on Thursday, Sept. 27.