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AU men’s tennis team opens season with shutout of Pitt-Bradford
2/28/11

OLEAN, NY – The Alfred University men’s tennis team shut out host Pitt-Bradford, 9-0, Saturday in matches played on St. Bonaventure University’s indoor courts.

AU (1-0, 0-0 Empire 8) got singles wins from senior Connor Houghton (Orleans, MA/Nauset Regional), 6-0, 6-1 in first singles; senior Nick Schneider (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool), 6-4, 6-2 in second singles; junior Nathan Garletts (Havertown, PA/Haverford), 6-0, 6-0 in third singles; and junior Nathan Kucko (Binghamton, NY/Chenango Forks), 6-0, 7-6 (8-4) in fourth singles; senior Ryan Parlia (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream South), 6-2, 6-1 in fifth singles; and freshman Peter Benoit (Gasport, NY/Barker), 6-0, 6-1 in sixth singles.

Houghton and Schneider won their first doubles, match 8-0; Garletts and Parlia won second doubles, 8-1; and Kucko and freshman Eric Teller (Granville, NY/Granville) took third doubles, 8-2.

Alfred is in action next during the team’s Spring Break trip to Orlando, FL, March 5-10. The Saxons play Misericordia on March 6, St. Francis (IL) on March 7, Kings on March 8, and Ursinus on March 10.