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Zach Caron Named 2012 Team Captain

Senior Zach Caron will lead the Huskies in 2012
Senior Zach Caron will lead the Huskies in 2012
GORHAM, Maine  – Senior Zach Caron (North Conway, N.H./Kennett) has been named captain of the 2012 University of Southern Maine Huskies men's tennis team.  A four-year team member, Caron was selected to the leadership role by third-year captain Ron Chicoine as the Huskies begin their 2012 season. 

         Recently projected to finish second in the Little East Conference, Caron will lead a Southern Maine squad that feature seven returning players from last season's 9-6 team. The Huskies' nine wins in 2011 marked the program's most single season wins since 2004.  The Huskies' went 3-3 in the Little East and close out the season strong winning four of its final six match.  Southern Maine advanced to the LEC's semifinal tournament, defeating Bridgewater State 5-0, before falling to eventual champion UMass Dartmouth.

         UMass Dartmouth is picked to repeat as LEC champions, receiving five of the seven first place votes and a total of 46 points in a vote by LEC coaches.  Southern Maine received the remaining two first places votes and a total of 38 points.  Bridgewater State University (32) and the University of Massachusetts Boston (24) complete the top-half of the seven-team preseason rankings.

         Along with Caron, the Huskies also return sophomores Christopher G. Ross (Somerset, Mass.) and Corey Dyke (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy).  Ross earned second team All-Little East Conference at fifth singles.  Ross finished a solid rookie campaign with an overall record of 8-4 and a 4-2 record against LEC opponents.  Ross and Dyke both earned second team all-conference honors at third doubles with a record of 10-5. 

       Caron led the Huskies at the top of the singles line up last season compiling a respectable 5-7 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the LEC.  In doubles action, Caron teamed with junior Jonathan Sproul (Bristol, Maine/Lincoln Academy) for a solid 6-7 mark in doubles action, including a 3-3 mark against conference opponents.  Caron and Sproul were 5-4 at second doubles and 1-3 in first doubles.

       Through three seasons, Caron has sported an 18-21 record in singles action working his way to the top of the Huskies' order.  In doubles action, Caron has an even record of 17-17.

         Southern Maine travels to UMass Boston (1:00 p.m.) on Saturday for its first Little East Conference match of the season. 

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