WINCHESTER, Mass. – The Suffolk men's tennis team wrapped up its GNAC slate Saturday afternoon on a high night as the Rams landed in the win column for the first time this season with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Norwich Saturday afternoon at the Winchester Tennis Center.
SCORE: Suffolk 5, Norwich 4
RECORD: Suffolk (1-7, 1-1 GNAC) Norwich (5-3, 0-1 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Suffolk trailed 2-1 after doubles action wrapped up in order. After Cameron Roach secured a point in the second singles slot, the Cadets were one point away from sealing the victory, earning points on courts one and three, the lower half of Suffolk's line-up heated up. Jacob Duggan started the rally with Kevin Clavijo evening the playing field in three sets and Kevin Greenman securing the win with a second set tiebreaker to seal the victory in Suffolk's favor.
- Greenman locked up the win with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) match decision victory in the sixth single spot over Tim Birnbuam. He also was a part of Suffolk's doubles team that picked up a win, teaming up with Rami Esrawi on court three for an 8-2 decision over Sam Beiter and Hadley Ellis.
- Roach was the first Suffolk singles player to finish, defeating Dylan Ackerman, 6-3, 6-2, in the second spot.
- Duggan kept the match alive, besting Tyler Eagan, 6-4, 6-3.
- Clavijo set-up Greenman's match winner, defeating Beiter, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Suffolk closes its home slate Thursday, April 20 versus Lesley.
1 – Ian Hyte/Dylan Ackerman (Norwich) defeated Francesco Saia/Jacob Duggan (Suffolk), 8-5
2 – Jay Carter/Tyler Eagan (Norwich) defeated Cameron Roach/Chris Parnagian (Suffolk), 9-8 (7-4)
3 – Kevin Greeman/Rami Esrawi (Suffolk) defeated Sam Beiter/Hadley Ellis (Norwich), 8-2
1 – Ian Hyte (Norwich) defeated Francesco Saia (Suffolk), 6-1, 6-1
2 – Cameron Roach (Suffolk) defeated Dylan Ackerman (Norwich), 6-3, 6-2
3 – Jay Carter (Norwich) defeated Chris Parnagian (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-1
4 – Jacob Duggan (Suffolk) defeated Tyler Eagan (Norwich), 6-4, 6-3
5 – Kevin Clavijo (Suffolk) defeated Sam Beiter (Norwich), 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
6 – Kevin Greenman (Suffolk) defeated Tim Birnbaum (Norwich), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Order of Finish (D) 1, 2, 3 (S) 2, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6