Men's Tennis Improves To 4-0 In LEC Play, With 8-1 Win Over Colonials

Men's Tennis Improves To 4-0 In LEC Play, With 8-1 Win Over Colonials

BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston men's tennis improved to 4-0 in Little East Conference play for the third-straight season, with an 8-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 8, Western Connecticut State University 1

(UMass Boston 7-4, Little East 4-0)

(Western Connecticut State 1-8, Little East 1-3) 

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beacons avenged their lone regular-season conference loss over the past two years, by sweeping doubles and winning the fourth four singles matches to finish. 

Nandish Shah (Ahmedabad, India), Roy Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.), Alexander Comerchero (Brookline, Mass.) Ray Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.) and Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) all went 2-0 in the victory. 

For the second-straight match and third time in the past four matches, the brothers Platteel earned an 8-0 sweep at third doubles. 

Mokoka and Comerchero pushed the Beacons lead to 2-0, when the duo doubled up Western Connecticut State 8-4 at second doubles. 

Shah and Miguel Beltran (Ashland, Mass.) closed out the sweep of doubles with an 8-3 victory at first doubles.  

Comerchero got the Beacons off on the right foot in singles action, when he earned a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Mathew Kusaila at fourth singles.

Ray Platteel closed out a perfect week at fifth singles, when the senior tacked on a 6-0, 6-0 win to clinch the match victory. 

Shah pushed the Beacons advantage to 6-0, when he completed a 6-2, 6-0 win over Matthew Carino at first-flight singles. 

UMass Boston made it 7-0 at third singles, when Roy Platteel cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory. 

Western Connecticut State earned their lone win of the day at second singles. Chauncey Allers outlasted Beltran 7-5 in the first set, before claiming a 7-5, 6-0 win. 

In the final match to finish, Mokoka made quick work of Mycland Cothias 6-1, 6-1. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • On the week, Ray Platteel won all 40 games he played over four matches (two each at third doubles and fifth singles). 
  • Western defeated UMass Boston 5-4 in the 2018 Little East Conference Regular-season finale. The loss snapped the Beacons' 11-match regular-season conference winning streak. 
  • The Beacons have dropped just three points across four conference victories (33-3). 
  • UMass Boston improved to 9-10 overall against the Colonials with the victory. 

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will host Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in a non-conference matchup.