Men's Tennis Downs Johnson & Wales, 6-3

Men's Tennis Downs Johnson & Wales, 6-3

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's tennis team downed visiting Johnson & Wales, 6-3, in a non-conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Thursday.

The Corsairs won four of the six singles matches. At number one, UMD junior Matt Bejtlich (Rochester, MA/Moses Brown HS) defeated senior James Adriano (Pawcatuk, CT/Stonington HS), 6-3, 6-2. At number two, sophomore Ray Lawton (Fairhaven, MA/ Fairhaven HS) downed sophomore Mars Wala (Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket HS), 7-5, 7-5. At number three, freshman Dan Chouinard (Westport, MA/Westport HS) defeated freshman Jason Chavenson (Upper Dublin, PA/Upper Dublin HS), 6-1, 6-1. At number four, freshman Jon Reagan (Franklin, MA/Franklin HS) lost to the Wildcats' freshman Adam Beady (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS), 6-3, 6-2. At number five, JWU senior Drew Pontillo (Slingerlands, NY/Guilderland HS) defeated Corsair freshman Jake Jaskolka (Mattapoisett, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS), 6-3, 6-2. And at number six, UMD freshman Malcolm Neville (Foxboro, MA/Foxboro HS) downed sophomore Jake McGuire (Great Mills, MD/Great Mills HS), 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles, Adriano and Wala of the Wildcats defeated Bejtlich and Neville at number one, 9-7. The Corsairs took the other two doubles matches, with Lawton and Chouinard downing Chavenson and McGuire at number two, 8-3; and Reagan and Jaskolka defeating Beady and freshman Tristan Edovas (Mystic, CT/Fitch HS) at number three, 8-4.

"I was very pleased," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Tom Mendell. "We had some of our players missing because of class conflicts, and some of our guys who don't usually play stepped up and played well. Jake Jaskolka, Malcolm Neville and Jon Reagan all won at least once. We were undermanned, but they filled in and did a great job."

UMass Dartmouth improved to 5-3 with the victory, while Johnson & Wales dropped to 6-4 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Southern Maine Saturday. The Wildcats will host Emerson Saturday.



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