BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston men's tennis won all 24 games in doubles play, to spark a 9-0 rout of Castleton University on Saturday in Little East Conference play.
UMass Boston 9, Castleton University
(UMass Boston 5-3, Little East 3-0)
(Castleton 2-6, Little East 0-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
In their first-ever meeting with the conference's newest member, the Beacons won every games in doubles and did not drop a set in singles to earn their fourth-straight win.
The Beacons were all over the Spartans from start-to-finish.
Beltran and Mokoka tacked on an 8-0 win over their own at second doubles and Nandish Shah (Ahmedabad, India) and Alexander Comerchero (Brookline, Mass.) closed out the sweep with a first-doubles victory.
Senior Tin Tran (Saigon, Vietnam) added the Beacons fourth win by blanking of the day, as he earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at fifth singles.
Junior Sal Albano (Haverhill, Mass.) clinched the match victory at sixth singles, when the junior claimed a 6-4, 6-0 win at sixth singles.
Sophomore Leandro Mang (Buenos Aires, Argentina) kept the momentum rolling with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at fourth singles.
Ray Platteel tacked on his second win of the day at second singles, with a 6-2, 6-2 win.
Beltran pushed the Beacons lead to 8-0 overall, when he earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Jared Wheeler at first singles.
In the closest match of the day, Mokoka defeated Levi Williams 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) at third singles.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Albano was making his season debut and moved to 2-0 for his collegiate career in singles play.
- Tran has won two of his past three singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores.
- Mokokoa has won a team-high, four-straight singles matches. He has won a team-best five total singles matches (5-1) this year.
- Ray and Roy Platteel are a perfect 4-0 this year as a doubles pairing, while Comerchero and Shah combined for their fourth-straight win at fourth singles.
- The Beacons have now won their last four matches by a 33-3 margin.
UMass Boston will stay in Vermont overnight and take on Division II Saint Michael's College on Sunday at Noon.