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By: Cullen McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief

A standout performance from sophomore business management major Antoine Gignac helped the Huskies earn a 5-4 victory over Thomas College in their season opener. The Men’s Tennis team moved indoors at the Costello Sports Complex on Tuesday, as they hosted the Terriers for a non-conference matchup. Only six of the Huskies played in the matchup.

The Huskies fell 0-2 in the first two doubles matches, as the pairings of sophomore marketing major Cole Oullette with freshman management major Zac Howe and senior biochemistry major Jonathan Bartuccio-Pereira with freshman sports management major Zach Desmarais both fell 8-5 to the Terriers. The team earned their single doubles win from sophomore biology major Ethan Rudnicki and Gignac, who came out on top 8-3.

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The singles matches are where the Huskies made it count, earning victories from Oullette, Bartuccio-Pereira, Howe and Gignac. Oullette swept 2-0 in his sets against the Terriers’ Jose Alfonso, winning 6-2 and 6-4. Bartuccio-Pereira fell 6-3 in the first set, battling back with a 6-3 victory in the second set and a 6-2 win over Terriers Liam Gould to win the match. 

In the third and fourth singles matches, the Terriers’ Gabe McPhail beat Desmarais over three sets and Rajhan Munnings defeated Howe over three sets. The Huskies fell in the match between Kegan Rodrigue and Rudnicki, losing 7-6 and 6-2 in the two sets. Gignac won the final singles match in two sets, 6-2 and 6-0 against Caleb Daigneault.

Moving to 1-0 on the year, Men’s Tennis hosts Colby-Sawyer College on April 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Gorham High School in their next matchup.


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