Men's Tennis Rolls Past Curry College With 9-0 Victory

Men's Tennis Rolls Past Curry College With 9-0 Victory

MILTON, Mass.—Five different Beacons finished 2-0 on the day, to lead UMass Boston men's tennis to a 9-0 blanking over Curry College. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 9, Curry College 0

(UMass Boston 6-4) 
(Curry College 3-10) 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Nandish Shah (Ahmedabad, India), Miguel Beltran (Ashland, Mass.), Roy Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.), Alexander Comerchero (Brookline, Mass.) and Ray Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.) all went 2-0 in the victory. 

UMass Boston opened the match by dropping just seven combined doubles games across the three doubles slots. 

Roy and Ray Platteel continued to roll as a doubles pairing, as the brothers Platteel picked up an 8-0 sweep at third doubles. 

Shah and Beltran, who were playing together for the first time all season, made it 2-0 when they picked up an 8-3 victory at first doubles. 

The Beacons completed the sweep at second doubles, when Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) and Comerchero combined for an 8-4 win. 

Ray Platteel capped off a perfect day at fifth singles, as the senior won 6-0, 6-0 over Curry's Daniel Ritucci. 

Comerchero clinched the match win with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at fourth singles. 

Senior Tin Tran (Saigon, Vietnam) made it 6-0 overall, when he claimed a 6-1, 6-4 victory at sixth singles. 

Each of the top three flights were much tougher, as the Beacons top three singles players earned tight wins over their Colonels opponents.

Beltran was the first of the three to close out his victory, as he defeated Dawson Stento 6-1, 6-3 at second singles. 

Roy Platteel pushed the Beacons advantage to 8-0 overall, when he claimed a 7-5, 7-5 victory at third singles. 

In the final match to finish, Shah earned a 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 10-8 third-set super tiebreaker victory at top-flight singles. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Ray Platteel won all 20 games he played against Curry College. 
  • With the victory, the Beacons claimed their fifth-straight win against Division III competition and their third 9-0 win during the span. 
  • Shah has now won five-straight singles matches and Tran has added four wins in a row in singles. 
  • Ray and Roy Platteel are a perfect 7-0 this year in doubles, including a 6-0 mark at third doubles. 
  • With the win, UMass Boston earned their fourth-straight win over Curry and improved to 19-7 all-time against the Colonels. 

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will return home to start a stretch of three home matches in four total matches. The Beacons will host conference foe Western Connecticut State University on Saturday at 1 p.m.