GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Scott Gagne (Lewiston, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies men's tennis team has been named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week. It is the first weekly honor this season for a member of the USM men's tennis team.
Gagne received the accolade after helping the Huskies to a pair of wins over Thomas College and Colby-Sawyer College this week. Gagne posted a 2-0 mark in singles action and a 2-0 mark in doubles action.
In the Huskies' 9-0 win over Thomas, Gagne cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Terrier rookie Malcolm Neville in second singles. Gagne also helped USM to a 3-0 sweep of the doubles points when he teamed with junior Adam Whitman (New Castle, N.H./Portsmouth) for an 8-1 victory at the top of the doubles lineup.
Against Colby-Sawyer, Gagne and Whitman again proved to be a formidable tandem taking an 8-5 victory at the top of the doubles order to set up a 7-2 USM win over the Chargers. Gagne also earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at third singles.
Winners of three consecutive matches, Southern Maine stands at 4-1 on the season and travels to Thomas College on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.).
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