NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference has named Charles Lai (Boston, Mass.) and Alex Loyer (Chelmsford, Mass.) as this week's Little East Conference Player and Rookie of the Week respectively for their standout performances, which included back-to-back wins over conference rivals.
The honors marked the first in the careers of both Loyer and Lai.
Loyer posted a 3-0 mark at second-flight singles, and a 2-0 record at second-flights doubles to help UMass Boston turn in a 3-0 week, including winning a pair of the Little East matches. The junior from Chelmsford, Mass. won each of his three singles matches in straight sets. He defeated his opponent from Lesley (6-2, 6-0), Rhode Island College (6-0, 6-2), and Southern Maine (6-2, 6-0).
Lai recorded a pair of Little East victories at No. 3 singles, while posting a 3-0 mark at top-flight doubles this past week for UMass Boston. The sophomore from Boston, Mass. defeated his opponent from Rhode Island College (6-2, 6-3) and Southern Maine (6-2, 6-4). The Beacons victory over the Huskies was their first since 2008.