Penmen claim share of regular season tennis title

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The Penmen had a great weekend in volleyball, soccer and field hockey, but they did more this weekend too. Here’s a quick recap.

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Cross Country

The women’s cross country team finished 14th out of 22 schools in Boston on Saturday at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Cross Country Championship.

A week after setting a school record, sophomore Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finished 19th individually with an 18:25 mark in the 5k.

The men finished 22nd out of 25 schools.

Next up for cross country is the Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Lafayette, N.Y.

Women’s Tennis

Only a loss by freshman Mina Houge (Oslo, Norway) prevented the Penmen from a complete sweep of the University of New Haven on Saturday.

On Sunday, the squad earned a 5-2 win over Daemen to finish their regular season.

Southern New Hampshire has now won eight consecutive team matches and clinches a share of the Northeast-10 Regular Season Championship for the first time since 2012-’13. It could win the regular season title outright depending on Monday’s action elsewhere.

The squad is back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 23 or Friday, Oct. 25 for the Northeast-10 Championship.

Men’s Tennis

Senior Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, Netherlands) got a doubles win with his brother Willem and a singles win to lead the Penmen to a 4-3 victory on Sunday over Merrimack College.

Southern New Hampshire also got singles wins from sophomore Fernando Torres (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico), freshman Oscar Hawken (Oslo, Norway) and sophomore Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Phillipines).

The men end the fall schedule 4-0 and will return in the spring.