2018 Men's Tennis Outlook

2018 Men's Tennis Outlook

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The first Saint Michael's College men's tennis roster devoid of seniors in 11 years rolls out its largest first-year class in 12 seasons this spring, as a youthful squad looks to build upon two straight years of improvement under third-year head coach Ryan Magee '11.

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach:
Ryan Magee '11 (3rd Year)
Assistant Coaches: Mark Ellingson (1st Year), Craig Lindabery '10 (3rd Year)

LAST YEAR
2017 Overall Record:
1-14
2017 Northeast-10 Conference Record: 0-9

THIS YEAR
Returners:
3
First-Years: 3

FAST FACTS
Two regulars return to the lineup ... four student-athletes with college experience are among the six on the roster, with one a midyear transfer ... the Purple Knights carry no seniors for the first time since 2006-07 ... three first-years match the program's highest contingent since touting four in 2005-06 ... in 2016, Saint Michael's won 150 more games than in 2015, and evidence of improvement continued in 2017: The Purple and Gold won more total games against five of their nine NE10 counterparts in 2017 than in 2016, while 21 set losses came by two points or less; seven singles matches were lost in the maximum three sets; and four doubles setbacks were sustained by two points or fewer ... Saint Michael's opened the season with a 9-0 loss to regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University on Oct. 14 and has not played since.

KEY DATES
Saint Michael's resumes its season at Saint Lawrence University on Sunday ... three of the following four contests are at home, with two versus a regionally-ranked foe: Bentley University on Feb. 24 and Le Moyne College on March 29 ... the match that follows that stretch is on March 31 at Adelphi University, the NE10 Championship runner-up two of the past three years, and kicks off a regular-season-ending run of five straight contests away from home ...  the top six teams in the final regular-season standings begin NE10 Championship play on April 17.

JUNIORS (2)

  • Dan Foley (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) | 14 singles matches (Nos. 1-5) | 15 doubles matches (Nos. 1-2)
  • Jake Remillard (Saint Albans, Vt./BFA-Saint Albans) | 6 singles matches, all at No. 6 | 2 doubles matches, both at No. 3

SOPHOMORES (1)

  • Matt Mosher (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) | captain | 13 singles matches (Nos. 4-5) | 15 doubles matches (Nos. 2-3)

FIRST-YEARS (3)

  • Colby Antonacci (Bolton Valley, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union/Saint Anselm) | midyear transfer | 3-4 between singles and doubles at Saint Anselm College in fall 2017
  • Cam Maher (Exeter, N.H./Exeter)
  • Mike Silva (Rutland, Vt./Rutland)