SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Freshman Philip Belmatch (Staten Island, N.Y.) and senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) both took home flight titles to complete a solid performance at the Farnsworth Invitational for the Bryant University men's tennis team.
COACH GENDRON'S THOUGHTS
"It was just a great weekend for freshman sensation Phil Belmatch. Whenever we enter these tournaments, the big picture goal is to finish each day with a winning record. To be 2-1 on the final day and still be playing is a solid performance. We are looking forward to our next event."
HOW IT HAPPENED (DOUBLES)
- Competing in the doubles final of the 'B' flight, Belmatch and Lorenz were defeated, 8-4, by the duo of Jack Martin-Dyer and Jacob Edelchik from Lehigh.
HOW IT HAPPENED (SINGLES)
- Belmatch wrapped up his outstanding weekend with a victory in the final of the 'D' flight. His 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Federico Ruiz Acevedo from St. John's capped a perfect 4-0 weekend for Belmatch who was competing for the first time with the Black and Gold.
- After falling in the round of 32 on Friday, Lorenz battled his way through the back draw with four-straight wins. He capped of his back-draw title on Sunday with a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Alex Roszkowski from St. John's.
The ITA Regional Championships begin on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and run through the 23rd. Bryant's participants will be announced in the coming days.