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Lions Sweep Vikings 9-0

Lions Sweep Vikings 9-0

SALEM ,Mass. – Salem State opened up their spring season with a 9-0 loss to Eastern Nazarene at the Central Campus Tennis Courts on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings slip to 0-2 on the season while the Lions improve to 6-5.

Julius Opaschowski (Hamburg, Germany) / Alberto Escobar (Sevilla, Spain) and Tim Schoengens (Inden, Germany) / Diego Rodriguez (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) earned wins at first and second doubles respectively 8-4 and 8-3 over Andrew Muttiah (Colombo, Sri Lanka) / Mitchell Dyer (N. Attleboro, Mass.) and Chen Chen (Lawrence, Mass.) / Noah Hodgkins (Winthrop, Mass.).

Roni Bazile (Brockton, Mass.) manned first singles for the Vikings, but was defeated by Henry Siercke (Hamburg, Germany) 6-3, 6-2. Escobar beat Chen 6-4, 6-1 at second singles while Opaschowski claimed a 6-3, 6-1 win at third singles. The Lions completed the sweep with straight set victories at fourth through sixth singles.

Eastern Nazarene 9, Salem St. 0
Mar 21, 2019 at Salem, Mass. (Central Campus)


Singles competition
1. Henry Siercke (ENC) def. Roni Bazile (SSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Alberto Escobar (ENC) def. Chen Chen (SSU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Julius Opaschowski (ENC) def. Mitchell Dyer (SSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Diego Rodriguez (ENC) def. Moses Ba (SSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Tim Schoengens (ENC) def. Arman Chaharom (SSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Kyle Pierson (ENC) def. Johnson Ngandjui (SSU) 6-0, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Alberto Escobar/Julius Opaschowski (ENC) def. Mitchell Dyer/Andrew Muttiah (SSU) 8-4
2. Tim Schoengens/Diego Rodriguez (ENC) def. Noah Hodgkins/Chen Chen (SSU) 8-3
3. Jesus Lucart/Henry Siercke (ENC) def. Roni Bazile/Moses Ba (SSU) 8-3


Match Notes
Eastern Nazarene 6-5
Salem St. 0-2
T-3:00 A-20