WEYMOUTH, Mass.—UMass Boston men's tennis won each of the first eight matches to finish, as the Beacons cruised to an 8-1 Senior Day victory over rival UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.
UMass Boston 8, UMass Dartmouth 1
(UMass Boston 9-4, Little East 5-0)
(UMass Dartmouth 6-9, Little East 3-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Five different Beacons finished 2-0 on the day, as the Beacons earned their record fifth-straight win over the Corsairs.
Nandish Shah (Ahmedabad, India), Miguel Beltran (Ashland, Mass.), Roy Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.), Alexander Comerchero (Brookline, Mass.) and Ray Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.) each went 2-0 for the Beacons.
UMass Boston set the tone for the match in doubles, as the Beacons leapt out to a 3-0 lead.
Shah and Beltran made quick work of Anthony Joseph and Tristin Viale at number one doubles, as the duo collected an 8-1 victory.
Comerchero and Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) made it 2-0, when the duo collected an 8-1 win over their own at third doubles.
The brothers Platteel kept their perfect record intact, as the duo earned a hard-fought 8-6 win at second doubles.
Beltran pushed the Beacons to within a point of victory at second singles. The sophomore easily knocked off Viale 6-2, 6-1 to make it 4-0 UMass Boston.
Ray Platteel clinched the match win at fifth singles, as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory.
The Beacons made it 6-0 at third singles, as Roy Platteel knocked off Baylen Harper 6-2, 6-0.
Shah kept the Beacons momentum going at first singles. The freshman defeated Eli Brooks 6-1, 6-4.
Comerchero earned UMass Boston's final win of the day. The sophomore picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joseph at fourth singles.
UMass Dartmouth avoided being swept completely, when they earned a win at sixth singles. Dan Botelho defeated Mokoka 6-4, 6-4 in the closest singles match.
BY THE NUMBERS
- This year's season class has posted a 36-30 record over their four seasons, including a 20-3 mark in conference play. They have helped UMass Boston win back-to-back Little East Conference Regular Season Titles and the 2017 LEC Tournament Title.
- With the win, UMass Boston improves to 15-22 all-time against the Corsairs. The Beacons have won five-straight matches against UMass Dartmouth, including playoff wins in 2016 and 2017.
- UMass Boston is a perfect 15-0 in doubles matches in conference play. The Beacons are also an impressive 26-4 in LEC singles matches (86.67 winning percentage).
- The brothers Platteel were playing their first doubles match of the season at second doubles (1-0). Comerchero and Mokoka improved to 3-1 overall in doubles, as they earned their first win, in their first appearance, at third doubles.
UMass Boston will look to secure a share of their third-straight Little East Conference Regualr Season Title on Tuesday, when they travel to take on Bridgewater State University at 3:00 p.m. The Beacons can't clinch the outright title until Saturday, when they travel to take on second-place Rhode Island College (5-1).