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Men's tennis heads to St. Francis Brooklyn, NJIT this weekend

Men's tennis heads to St. Francis Brooklyn, NJIT this weekend

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team will face Northeast Conference foe St. Francis Brooklyn and regional challenger NJIT this weekend in the Tri-State area.

Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn will meet on Friday afternoon, while the Bulldogs and Highlanders will meet on Saturday afternoon.  

The Particulars

Opponents: St. Francis Brooklyn | NJIT

Date: Friday, Feb. 16 (1:00 p.m.) | Saturday, Feb. 17 (1:00 p.m.)

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. (McCarren Park) | Newark, N.J. (Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility)

Coach Gendron's Comments

"We are looking forward to our second conference match against a much-improved Brooklyn squad. NJIT is a very competitive team that creates a lot of interesting matchups. Last year was a battle and we are looking forward to the same type of matchup in the second half of the weekend."

Series History

  • Bryant is 3-0 all-time against St. Francis Brooklyn. The Bulldogs and Terriers have not met since the 2013-14 season. The top-seeded Bulldogs cruised past the eighth-seeded Terriers in the first round of the NEC Tournament.
  • Bryant and NJIT will be meeting for the second-straight season. The Black and Gold won the initial meeting last season, 4-3.  

Bulldog Notes and Notables

  • The Bulldogs enter the weekend at 4-9 overall after splitting a pair of matches last weekend. They defeated Binghamton, 6-1, before falling to Dartmouth, 4-0.
  • Redshirt-junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) will bring a six-match winning streak into the weekend. He is 8-1 in the spring, including two matches that have gone unfinished.
  • Senior Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) had a strong weekend, winning one match and having one go unfinished. He now has six wins on the season.
  • Classmate Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is second on the team with 11 wins.
  • The Bulldogs played five matches against NJIT during the Farnsworth Invite. Bryant went 1-2 in singles and 2-0 in doubles.

Scouting the Terriers

  • The Terriers enter the weekend with a 1-7 overall record.
  • St. Francis Brooklyn played Boston University tough two weeks ago, falling 4-3.

Scouting the Highlanders

  • NJIT is a perfect 3-0 on the year, posting wins over Navy, Drexel, and Fairleigh Dickinson.
  • Tomi Antoljak has played at the No. 1 singles spot in all three matches, going 2-1.
  • Zac Castagna (No. 5), Abdullah Fouad (No. 4), Richard Rangga (No. 6) and Lukas Zvikas (No. 3) are all undefeated in dual matches.