April 20, 2010
DANBURY, CT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's tennis team fell to host Western Connecticut State, 6-3, in a Little East Conference match at the Westside Tennis Courts Tuesday.
Freshman Mike Giaquinto (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth HS) was UMD's only double winner. Giaquinto defeated Chris Turner at number three singles, 6-3, 6-2, and teamed with sophomore Brian Lui (Medfield, MA/Medfield HS) to defeat Turner and Chris Martin at number two doubles, 8-2. Sophomore Alex Ciampi (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) was the Corsairs other winner, downing Martin at number six singles, 6-3, 7-5.
"I thought we were even with them in a lot of the matches," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Tom Mendell. "We didn't play that well today."
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 4-3and 0-3 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while Western Connecticut improved to 7-0 and 3-0 in LEC play with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Salem State in an LEC match Wednesday.
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