The No. 3 doubles team of sophomore Tyler Perron (Plympton, Mass.) and freshman Kevin Paterno (Buenos Aires, Argentina) started off the match with an 8-4 win.
No. 1 and No. 2 doubles continued the trend, winning their matches 8-4 and 8-3, respectively, giving ENC a 3-0 lead into the singles portion of the match.
At No. 1 singles, senior Austin Steelman (Darlington, Md.) earned a victory in a 6-2, 6-1 match, giving ENC its fourth point. Sophomore Sam McKay-Corkum (Rehoboth, Mass.) at No. 2 singles also won in two sets. McKay-Corkum battled out a tiebreaker in the first set, winning 7-6, and finished the second set 6-1.
After a month off the courts, sophomore Sam Son (Wilbraham, Mass.) returned and played the only three-set match of the day at No. 3 singles. Son claimed the first set 6-4, but dropped the second set 3-6. In the third set, Son turned the tables again to win the third and final set, 6-2. Son clinched the match for the Lions with his victory.
Perron claimed the seventh point for ENC with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 6 singles. Perron has been playing No. 4 singles, but was pushed back two spots with Son returning.
Captain Steelman commented, “The match was tighter than the scores look.”
Endicott finished fourth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference last year with a 5-3 record, one spot behind the 2012 third-place Lions.
“We knew this match was [going to] be important for seeding later in the year. This is a big win,” said Steelman.
ENC takes on Wentworth Institute of Technology at Harvard University at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2.
“We have every intention of making [our conference record] 3-0 on Tuesday,” said Steelman.
The Lions have a share of first place in the CCC with their 5-4 (2-0) record. Wentworth is 3-0 (2-0) thus far in 2013.