MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's tennis team dropped a tough 5-2 Northeast-10 Conference decision to Adelphi University on Sunday afternoon.
The Hawks fall to 0-16 overall and 0-8 against NE10 opponents while the Panthers improve to 2-7 overall and 2-3 in league play. Senior Daniel Kmetz (Amston, Conn.), the team's lone senior, was recognized with a pre-match ceremony honoring his four-year tenure with the program.
The freshmen duo of Ethan Hall (Duxbury, Mass.) and Michael Rosen (Andover, Mass.) led the way for the Hawks at No. 1 doubles against Sabin Adrian Saveluc and Connor Dove. The tandem was able to secure the match by a score of 7-6.
In the No. 2 doubles flight, Kmetz and sophomore Sam Kluger (Nashua, N.H.) lost to David Robres De Veciana and Luke Attride-Stirling by a score of 6-4.
Rosen picked up a tough win at the No. 2 singles position against Volodymyr Petrushevski. He battled to a 6-4 win in the first set and proceeded to secure the second stanza by a score of 6-1.
Kluger also had a win at No. 4 singles against Alex Astilean in a three-set battle. He won the first set 7-5, before Astilean swept the second set. Kluger came back in the third set to win by a 10-2 margin.
In his last home collegiate match, Kmetz lost a close match at No. 3 singles. The first set ended with a 6-4 final in favor of David Leader while the two battled to a 6-4 score in the second set, which went to Leader.
Saint Anselm wraps up conference play with a road contest at Stonehill on Thursday, Apr. 11 at 3:30 p.m.