Western netters defeats Salem State, 6-3 to even record at 2-2


DANBURY, CT (Apr. 7) — The Western Connecticut State University men's tennis team evened its record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference following its 6-3 victory over Salem State University at Westside Courts on Saturday afternoon.

Winners for the Colonials in singles' action include: Troy Pandolfi (Danbury, CT) over Matt Lee Pembroke, MA), 6-3, 6-0 at top solos; (2nd) Austin Werner (Fairfield, CT) defeated Eglis Bizhoti (Dorchester, MA); (3rd) Brian Bucknam (Woodbury, CT) edging Josh Giller (Peabody, MA), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in three sets; (5th) Kyle Wilson (Naugatuck, CT) over Ken Hodgkins (Winthrop, MA), 6-2, 6-3 and (6th) Enea Dervishi (Waterbury, CT) getting by Jong Joe Kim (Seol, South Korea), 7-5, 6-3.

Rob Random (Newbury, MA) was the Vikings only winner in singles, defeating Ryan Klem (Newport, RI), 6-1, 6-2.

Salem State captured two of three doubles matches with Bucknam and Klem defeating Bizhoti and Lee for Western's only pairs positive, 8-2.

Tennis Match Results
Salem State vs Western Connecticut Men
Apr 07, 2012 at Danbury, Conn.
(Westside Courts)

Western Connecticut Men 6, Salem State 3

Singles competition
1. Troy Pandolfi (WCSU) def. Matt Lee (SSU) 6-3, 6-0
2. Austin Werner (WCSU) def. Eglis Bizhoti (SSU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Brian Bucknam (WCSU) def. Josh Giller (SSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
4. Rob Random (SSU) def. Ryan Klem (WCSU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Kyle Wilson (WCSU) def. Ken Hodgkins (SSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Enea Dervishi (WCSU) def. Jong Joe Kim (SSU) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Josh Giller/Rob Random (SSU) def. Troy Pandolfi/Austin Werner (WCSU) 8-1
2. Brian Bucknam/Ryan Klem (WCSU) def. Eglis Bizhoti/Matt Lee (SSU) 8-2
3. Ken Hodgkins/Jong Joe Kim (SSU) def. Enea Dervishi/Sean Tansley (WCSU) 8-0

Match Notes:
Salem State 3-6, 0-2 LEC
Western Connecticut Men 2-2, 1-1 LEC