February 5, 2013

Bulldogs drop two over the weekend

MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO BC AND BINGHAMTON IN WEEKEND PLAY

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team dropped two tough matches over the weekend, falling to dominant tennis programs, Boston College and Binghmaton.

Friday evening, the Bulldogs (2-3) dropped a 7-0 decision against the Eagles (3-0) in Chestnut Hill, Mass. In singles action, sophomore Juan Gonzalez-Paz (San Juan, Puerto Rico) took Matt Wagner to three sets, but fell just short, 6-2, 5-7, 1-0. In Doubles play, Gonzalez-Paz and partner Ernesto Arguello (Managua, Nicaragua) took BC's Philip Nelson and Michael McGinnis to the wire, but the Eagles prevailed, 8-7.

Sunday morning against Binghamton, sophomore Zachary Morris (Garden City, N.Y.) got off to a great start at number one singles against Elliot Hereau, winning the first set, 6-3, but dropped the last two, 6-4, 6-1. Junior Dana Parziale (Pinehurst, N.C.) also took Sid Hazarika to three sets, falling in the third, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. In the end, the Bearcats were too much for Bryant to handle as they cruised to a 7-0 victory.

The Bulldogs will have an opportunity to climb back to .500 when they host Division II powerhouse Merrimack at Rally Point in Smithfield, Saturday evening (7 p.m.).

For all the latest news on the Bryant University men's tennis team, visit BryantBulldogs.com. 

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