Men’s tennis christens Watt’s new courts with Win Over Emerson 6-1
Nickerson has lost just one match in her three sets of singles and doubles play (PHOTO BY Kaitlyn Willgohs)
Nickerson drops just one singles and doubles game to lead two-time Skyhawks winners
EASTON, Mass. (September 14, 2022) – Stonehill College opened play at the newly refurbished Charles Watt Tennis Courts on a winning note, posting a 6-1 win over Emerson College in a non-conference men’s tennis match this afternoon.
This afternoon’s match marked the first at the newly refurbished Charles Watt Tennis Courts, which suffered a complete breakdown and resurfaced over the summer.
How did it happen
- Stonehill swept all three doubles matches to earn their first point of the match, with Mallen and Nickerson, along with Simmons and Helm each winning the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles without losing a single match, respectively.
- Stonehill followed that up by winning five of six singles matches to close out the win.
- Nickerson added a 6-1, 6-0 No. 4 singles triumph over rookie Emerson Noah Mesaros to complete its doubled performance.
- Mallen followed up his 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles with Nickerson by earning a 6-0, 6-2 decision in No. 1 singles against a freshman Jeff Yu.
- Kröll followed a 6-2 decision in doubles No. 1 with Duffy by posting a 6-2, 7-5 win in singles No. 3 over the second year Pete Sevikul.
- Graves didn’t drop a match in his straight-set win at No. 5 in singles action against a sophomore Daniel Kennedy.
- Watanabe won the last match of the day remaining on the courts, edging Duffy by a break in each set for a 7-5, 6-4 win in singles No. 2.
Stonehill (1-0, 0-0 NEC) is back in action on Saturday, visiting Nichols College for a non-conference double game at noon. The Skyhawks return to Watt Courts on Thursday, Sept. 22 to host Clark University at 3:30 p.m. Emerson (0-2, 0-0 NEWMAC) visits Eastern Nazarene University on Friday at 3 p.m.
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