WOBURN, Mass. – The Suffolk men's tennis team found itself in the GNAC win column in its regular season conference finale as the Rams stormed past Norwich, 8-1, Saturday afternoon at the Woburn Racquet Club.
SCORE: Suffolk 8, Norwich 1
RECORDS: Suffolk (3-9, 1-4 GNAC) | Norwich (8-12, 0-5 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Suffolk swept doubles action in order to gain a 3-0 advantage. Rami Esrawi teamed up with Chris Parnagian for an 8-3 victory over Dylan Ackerman and Tim Birnbaum on court two before Mike DeFelice and Nick Vaillancourt downed Alexi Gilmore and Sam Beiter in the first slot, 8-6. Charles Tang and Hasan Esrawi defeated Abbie Barker and Noah Stillman, 8-6, to secure the doubles court sweep for the Rams.
As the match transferred to singles play, Parnagian and Ben Bricker put back-to-back singles victories to clinch the match for the Rams. Parnagian earned his second straight singles win as the rookie bested Birnbaum, 6-2, 6-0. Bricker's 6-2, 6-0 triumph over Birnbaum in the sixth position won the match for the blue-and-gold.
The Cadets earned their only point of the afternoon in the fourth spot and it was all Suffolk from there with Vaillancourt, Altimonte, and DeFelice all earning victories for the 8-1 margin.
- Suffolk won its third straight match against Norwich dating back to 2017.
- The Rams are now 11-3 against the Cadets, since 2009.
- Rami Esrawi and Parnagian teamed up and took home their team leading, third doubles victory.
- Vaillancourt earned his second straight singles victory, and fourth overall, in the second position.
- Altimonte continued his winning ways, notching his second consecutive singles win.
- Hasan Esrawi partnered with Tang for their first doubles victory.
1 – Mike DeFelice (Suffolk) defeated Alexi Gilmore (Norwich) 6-2, 6-2
2 – Nick Vaillancourt(Suffolk) defeated Dylan Ackerman (Norwich) 6-3, 7-5
3 – Chris Parnagian (Suffolk) defeated Sam Beiter (Norwich) 6-2, 6-0
4 – Tim Santy(Norwich) defeated Rami Esrawi (Suffolk) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
5 – Davis Altimonte (Suffolk) defeated Noah Stillman (Norwich) 6-2, 6-4
6 – Ben Bricker (Suffolk) defeated Tim Birnbaum (Norwich) 6-2, 6-0
1 – Mike DeFelice/Nick Vaillancourt (Suffolk) defeated Alexi Gilmore/Sam Beiter (Norwich) 8-6
2 – Rami Esrawi/Chris Parnagian (Suffolk) defeated Dylan Ackerman/Tim Birnbaum (Norwich) 8-3
3 – Charles Tang/Hasan Esrawi (Suffolk) defeated Abbie Barker/Noah Stillman (Norwich) 8-6
ORDER OF FINISH: Singles (3,6,2,5,1,4), Doubles (2,1,3)
Suffolk travels to Gordon for a non-conference tilt Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m.