April 13, 2013

Men's Tennis Dominates Rhode Island College 8-1 To Move To 3-0 In LEC

BOSTON, Mass.—Alex Loyer (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Charles Lai (Boston, Mass.) extended their combined winning streak to 18 and UMass Boston (8-3, 3-0 Little East) rolled to an 8-1 victory over Rhode Island College (1-8, 0-2) Saturday afternoon at the B.C. High Tennis Courts. 

The win extended UMass Boston's streak to six in a row and gave UMB their eighth victory on the year, both of which are tied for fourth most in program history. For the Anchormen, Saturday's loss marked their seventh in a row, and sixth out of seven in which they've recorded one point or less in a match.

Eglis Bizhoti (Dorchester, Mass.) and Seth Shavers (Boston, Mass.) gave UMB an early 1-0 lead, with an 8-2 victory over Matt Collins and Cory Norberg at third flight doubles. Lai and Loyer made it 2-0 Beacons, with an 8-2 victory over Michael McCaffrey and Ted James at number two doubles. UMass Boston earned the sweep of doubles, when Sean Cullen (Medfield, Mass.) and David Hernandez (Bogota, Colombia) combined for an 8-5 at number one doubles.

Loyer extended his red hot streak to eight straight singles victories, with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over McCaffrey at third flight singles.

UMass Boston secured the victory when Lai swept through his match with Ted James 6-1, 6-1 at number four singles. 

Shavers kept things going for UMB at fifth flight singles, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Collins and Hernandez added another point with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Proctor in number two singles.

Bizhoti capped off the Beacons strong day with straight set 6-0, 6-0 win over Norberg.

Rhode Island College earned their only point of the day at number one singles, as Werchadlo outlasted Cullen 7-6, 6-4. 

UMass Boston will look to make it seven in a row when they travel to take on Salem State Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.