PROVIDENCE, R.I. –University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Patrick Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.) and senior Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, Mass.) collected the singles points for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as the Corsairs dropped a 7-2 decision to Johnson & Wales at Rhode Island College on Thursday.
Score: Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 7, UMass Dartmouth 2
Records: Johnson & Wales (R.I.) (3-1) | UMass Dartmouth (1-5)
How it Happened
The Wildcats jumped out to the early lead after claiming No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to the score of 8-2. They finished off the clean sweep in No. 3 doubles, dispatching the Corsairs 8-3.
JWU continued to push forward into the singles matchups. Andre Barbero (Brielle, N.J.) defeated senior Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) 6-0, 6-1, and Nicholas Auffret (Holtsville, N.Y.) sealed the match against Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, Mass.) to a score of 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Ryan Schiele (Lusby, M.D.) took No. 4 singles with a 6-0, 6-3 over UMass Dartmouth junior Justin Torres (Dighton, Mass.). Freshman Mark Desmond (Braintree, Mass.) dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision to Jack Hopkins (Hamilton, Mass.) at No. 6 singles.
In the final two matchups, the Corsairs prevailed to avoid the shutout with Pacheco and Forest-Bulley earning hard-fought points. Pacheco took his first set 7-5 against Taylor Farmer (Carmel, Ind.) and sealed the No. 3 flight with a 6-4 second set. Forest-Bulley prevailed 6-4 in his opener with Tyler Dupee (Middletown, N.Y.) and battled to the 7-5 final set to secure No. 5 singles.
Inside the Numbers
- Forest-Bulley now has won three-straight matches at No. 5 singles for the longest singles win streak on the Corsair roster.
- Johnson & Wales has now taken four-straight matches against the Corsairs, with the last UMass Dartmouth win coming on April 18, 2013.
UMass Dartmouth will start Little East Conference play when they travel to UMass Boston to take on the Beacons on Sunday at 1 p.m.