April 14, 2009
BRIDGEWATER, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's tennis team won five of six singles matches and came from behind to defeat host Bridgewater State, 6-3, in a Little East Conference match at the Dr. Henry Rosen Memorial Courts Tuesday.
The Corsairs, who trailed after the doubles, 2-1, clinched the decision by winning five matches in singles. Sophomore Mason Viau (Marion, MA/Bishop Hendricken HS/Connecticut), who teamed with senior Christoph Forster (Reading, MA/Reading HS) to defeat Nicholas Amrose and Justin Lipomi at number two doubles, 8-2, downed Marc Charest (Somerset, MA) at number one singles, 7-5, 3-6, (10-6), winning a super-tiebreaker to decide the match. Forster defeated Lipomi at number four singles, 6-1, 6-4. Freshman Troy Pandolfi (Danbury, CT) defeated Duncan Yarworth at number two singles, 6-2, 6-2; freshman Karsten Rathlev (Winchester, MA/Winchester HS) downed Jeff Belleville at number three singles, 6-1, 6-1; and junior Ken Sims (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) defeated Mike Zagame at number five singles, 6-2, 6-4.
"I was pleased with the way we came back in the singles," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Tom Mendell. "Mason remained undefeated in singles, winning a three-setter. We played well overall, and Troy Pandolfi and Karsten Rathlev came back and played well in singles after losing a tough doubles match. It was a good win."
UMass Dartmouth improved to 6-1 and 2-1 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while Bridgewater State dropped to 6-5 and 2-1 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Rhode Island College next Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TENNIS