April 1, 2014

Corsairs Dropped by Wildcats, 6-3

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's tennis team fell to Johnson and Wales University, 6-3, this afternoon in a non-conference matchup at the UMD Tennis Courts.

The Corsairs slip to 0-2 in the early season, while the Wildcats improve to 5-1. The teams played pro-sets due to a late arrival time by Johnson and Wales.

UMass Dartmouth faced an early 2-0 hole after dropping the first two doubles spots, but the Corsairs generated a victory in No. 3 doubles when sophomore Andrew Burdick (Dartmouth, Mass.) and freshman Patrick Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.) toughed out a 9-8 win.  

Sophomore Dan Chouinard (Westport, Mass.) and junior Ray Lawton (Fairhaven, Mass.) opened singles play by defeating their opponents, 8-5 and 8-4, to give UMass Dartmouth a 3-2 advantage. The Wildcats went on to win the proceeding four games to capture the match from the Corsairs.  

UMass Dartmouth will open up Little East play this weekend when the Corsairs travel to Southern Maine on Saturday, April 5, for a 1 p.m. match.