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AU men’s tennis team whips Elmira for first conference victory
4/06/12

ELMIRA, NY -- The Alfred University men’s tennis team earned its first Empire 8 Conference win of the season Thursday, defeating host Elmira College, 7-2.

AU (8-5, 1-2 Empire 8) got singles wins from senior Nick Schneider (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool), 7-6 (7-2), 6-0 in first singles; senior Nathan Garletts (Havertown, PA/Haverford), 6-3, 6-1 in second singles; junior Stefan Nonnenmann (New Providence, NJ/New Providence), 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (10-7) in third singles; and sophomore Nathan Holmes (Dansville, NY/Dansville), who won his sixth singles match by forfeit.

AU took all three doubles matches. Schneider and Nonnenmann won first doubles, 8-2; Garletts and sophomore Peter Benoit (Gasport, NY/Barker) won second doubles, 8-5; and freshman Michael Graham (Elmira, NY/Southside) and Holmes took third doubles by forfeit.

The Saxons are in action next on Thursday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher.