POMFRET, Conn. – The Holy Cross men's tennis team was defeated by Nichols, 7-0, at the Pomfret School on Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Bison improve to 4-2 on the season, while the Crusaders slip to 0-3.
Holy Cross lost every match in straight sets with the closest game by freshman No. 5 singles player Rich DeGregoris (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). DeGregoris was defeated by Carlos De La Cruz, 6-4, 6-3. Crusaders No. 1 singles player, sophomore Nick Berrettini (Haverford, Pa.), lost his tilt to Brandon Roode, 6-3, 6-0.
The Crusaders will return to action on Friday, March 22 when they travel to West Point, N.Y. to take on Army at 8:00 p.m.
NICHOLS 7, HOLY CROSS 0
1. Brandon Roode (NC) def. Nick Berrettini (HC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Justin DeLuca (NC) def. Ryan Sullivan (HC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Eduardo Irizarry (NC) def. Connor McCann (HC) 6-0, 6-1
4. David Drucker (NC) def. Scot Brownell (HC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Carlos De La Cruz (NC) def. Rich DeGregoris (HC) 6-4, 6-3
6. Josh Halpern (NC) def. Rob Buetti (HC) 6-2, 6-0
1. Eduardo Irizarry/Brandon Roode (NC) def. Nick Berrettini/Ryan Sullivan (HC) 8-1
2. David Drucker/Justin DeLuca (NC) def. Scot Brownell/Connor McCann (HC) 8-5
3. Josh Halpern/Carlos De La Cruz (NC) def. Rich DeGregoris/Rob Buetti (HC) 8-0