DII Saint Michael's Hands Men's Tennis First Loss Of The Season

DII Saint Michael's Hands Men's Tennis First Loss Of The Season

BOSTON, Mass.—Division II Saint Michael's College swept doubles, en-route to handing men's tennis their first loss of the 2019-20 season Sunday afternoon.

THE BASICS

Saint Michael's College 9, UMass Boston 0
(UMass Boston 1-1)
(Saint Michael's College 3-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Sophomore Nandish Shah (Ahmedabad, India) put together one of the best showings of any Beacon on Sunday. He was the only Beacon to win a set during singles play and teamed up with Alexander Comerchero (Brookline, Mass.) for a tight 8-4 loss at number one singles.

Saint Michael's leapt out to a 3-0 lead after doubles, as they earned 8-1 wins at number two and three doubles and an 8-4 victory at first doubles.

Seb Tonini gave the visitors a 4-0 advantage at number five singles, when he defeated Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) 6-3, 6-2.

Saint Michael's clinched the match win at first singles. Josh Weiss knocked off Comerchero 6-1, 6-3 in the deciding match.

Freshmen Kevin Kubinec (East Boston, Mass.) made a late comeback at third singles, but he ultimately fell 6-2, 6-4 to Jason Boucher.

In the tightest match of the day, Shah and Saint Michael's Connor Scott went the full three sets. Shah took the first set 6-2, before Scott answered back with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Michael Rosen made it 8-0 in favor of Saint Michael's, when he defeated Rez Yuspi (Somerville, Mass.) 6-1, 6-1 at fourth singles.

In the final match to finish, Constantin Krogh defeated Jay Cyriaque (Boston, Mass.) 6-0, 6-4 at sixth singles.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • With the win, Saint Michael's College improved to 3-0 on the season against Division III competition. The Purple Knights are a perfect 25-0 in their three matches this season.
  • Prior to Sunday's match, UMass Boston was 7-3 in doubles matches.
  • The Beacons are now 0-2 all-time against Saint Michael's College. Last season, the Purple Knights defeated the Beacons 6-1.

WHO'S NEXT 

Sunday's contest wraps up the Beacons' fall schedule. UMass Boston will return to action in February, when they travel to take on Emerson College on February 15 at 1 p.m.