SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team improved to 2-0 in Northeast Conference matches with a 7-0 victory over St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday afternoon.
Bryant 7, St. Francis Brooklyn 0
Records: Bryant (5-9, 2-0 NEC), St. Francis Brooklyn (1-8, 0-1 NEC)
Location: McCarren Park (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Coach Gendron's Comments
"It was good to get a win today. St. Francis played tough in spots. We are on to NJIT."
HOW IT HAPPENED (DOUBLES)
- No. 1 – Redshirt-junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) and junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) opened with a 6-1 victory.
- No. 2 – Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and younger brother Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garica (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) earned a commanding 6-1 victory.
- No. 3 – Senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and freshman Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) completed a doubles sweep with a 6-4 victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED (SINGLES)
- No. 1 – Kuhar ran his win streak to seven with a 6-0, 6-1 victory.
- No. 2 – Lorenz battled to a 7-5 victory in the first set before closing with a 6-4 win.
- No. 3 – Freshman Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) continued his strong stretch with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
- No. 4 – Jakubowski was tested, winning 7-5, 7-6.
- No. 5 – Ortiz-Garcia cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
- No. 6 – Freshman Trent Massam (Wellington, New Zealand) completed a perfect day for the Bulldogs with a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
- Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY) def. Navarro/Ridruejo (SFC), 6-1
- Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Gmijovic/Blasco (SFC), 6-1
- Lorenz/Pertile (BRY) def. Blasco-Torres/Blanco (SFC), 6-4
- Kuhar (BRY) def. Ridruejo (SFC), 6-0, 6-1
- Lorenz (BRY) def. Navarro (SFC), 7-5, 6-4
- Dong (BRY) def. Artiz (SFC), 6-4, 6-1
- Jakubowski (BRY) def. Blanco (SFC), 7-5, 7-6
- Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Blasco-Torres (SFC), 6-1, 6-1
- Massam (BRY) def. Blasco (SFC), 6-2, 6-2
Bryant returns to the court on Saturday afternoon when it faces NJIT. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.