SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Continuing its spring season, the Bryant University men's tennis team dropped a pair of tough matches over the weekend, falling to Xavier, 7-0, Friday evening and Binghamton, 6-1, Sunday afternoon. Both matches were played in Providence, R.I.
Despite the lopsided scores, the Bulldogs put up quite a fight in both matches, pushing a large majority of the games to three sets.
On Friday vs. Xavier, junior Zachary Morris (Garden City, N.Y.) took Jimmy Roebker to three sets at no. 2 singles falling, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. At no. 4 singles, freshman Oliver Welsh (San Diego, Calif.) battled Adam Krull to three sets as well, but came up just short in the third and final set, dropping a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 decision. In the no. 6 singles spot, junior captain Ernesto Arguello (Managua, Nicaragua) pushed Jeremy Schneider to his limit in the third set, but eventually lost, 6-4, 5-6, 10-7.
On Sunday vs. Binghamton, sophomore Max Vogt (Fair Oaks, Calif.) earned the lone victory of the weekend for Bryant, topping Thomas Caputo, 6-3, 6-4, at no. 3 singles.
"Despite the competitive set scores, I'm very disappointed in the results," said head coach Ron Gendron "To only take one match and drop more than half a dozen tie breakers is below our expectations for this group."
"Xaiver and Binghamton are both well-coached, quality teams that we hope to do a better job competing against in the future. Hopefully we are looking to put together a better effort against Georgetown this upcoming weekend."
Looking forward, the Bulldogs will continue their grueling schedule with a showdown vs. Georgetown, Sunday morning (10 a.m.) in New Haven, Conn.
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