CANTON, N.Y. - In its return to action for the first time in more than four months, the Saint Michael's College men's tennis team fell at Saint Lawrence University, 9-0, on Sunday in Newell Field House. The Purple Knights are 0-2 after having most recently played on Oct. 14 at regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University, while the Saints are 2-0 after playing their second match in as many days.
Junior Dan Foley (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) and sophomore Matt Mosher (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) held down the first doubles position for the Purple and Gold, while first-years Colby Antonacci (Bolton Valley, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union/Saint Anselm) and Cam Maher (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) teamed in the second spot. It was Antonacci's Saint Michael's debut after transferring midyear from Saint Anselm College, where he only appeared at No. 3 doubles. Junior Jake Remillard (Saint Albans, Vt./BFA-Saint Albans) sided with first-year Mike Silva (Rutland, Vt./Rutland), who was making his college debut, in the third slot.
Silva had the Purple Knights' best showing during singles play, losing a 6-3, 6-4 decision at No. 6 in his first collegiate singles contest. Remillard suffered a 6-2, 6-4 setback at No. 4 in his first career appearance higher than the sixth spot, while Maher lost 6-1, 6-4 in the third position.
Two of the Purple and Gold's next four events are against regionally-ranked squads, beginning when it takes on Bentley University next Saturday at 12 p.m. for its home opener. The Falcons are seventh in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll.