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Matt Collins Helps Men’s Tennis Win at Western Connecticut

DANBURY, CONN.–Junior Matt Collins picked up a pair of victories to help lead the Rhode Island College men’s tennis team to a 5-4 victory over Western Connecticut at Westside Courts on Wednesday, April 24, in Little East Conference action.

Rhode Island College improves to 2-9 on the year with a 1-3 record in LEC play, while Western Connecticut falls to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in conference action.

The Colonials took an early 2-1 lead, following the conclusion of the three doubles matches. Collins and sophomore Michael McCaffrey recorded the lone win for RIC at No. 2 doubles, 8-5, while junior Alex Werchadlo  and freshman Benjamin Proctor  came up just short at No. 1 doubles, 9-8 (9-7).

The Anchormen stormed through four of the six singles flights to pull away with the 5-4 victory over Western. Werchadlo paced RIC with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles, while junior Ted James earned a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles. Collins cruised past his opponent to pick up his second victory of the day at No. 5 singles (6-2, 6-0) to help propel the Anchormen, while Proctor rounded out the scoring for the visitors with a forfeit win at No. 2 singles.