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Bulldogs fall to NJIT, 4-3, Saturday

Bulldogs fall to NJIT, 4-3, Saturday

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team dropped a tight match against NJIT, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon in Newark, N.J.

GAME INFORMATION

Bryant 3, NJIT 4

Records: Bryant (5-10) | NJIT (4-0)

Location: Naimoli Tennis Facility (Newark, N.J.)

HOW IT HAPPENED (DOUBLES)

  • No. 1 – Redshirt-junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) and junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) posted a 6-3 victory over NJIT's Jan Cimrman and Abdullah Fouad.
  • No. 2 – Richard Rangga and Lukas Zvikas defeated Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and younger brother Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico), 6-4.
  • No. 3 – Aleksa Petrovic and Zac Castagna won a thrilling match over freshmen Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) and Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.), 7-6 (7-5).

HOW IT HAPPENED (SINGLES)

  • No. 1 – Kuhar ran his winning streak to eight with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Cimrman.
  • No. 2 – Senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) picked up a big three-set victory, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, over Zvikas.
  • No. 3 – Fouad earned an important win over Dong, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0.
  • No. 4 – Petrovic won in straight sets over Jakubowski, 6-0, 6-3.
  • No. 5 – Isaias Ortiz-Garcia defeated Castagna, 6-3, 6-1.
  • No. 6 – Rangga helped NJIT close out the match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

RESULTS

Doubles

  1. Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY) def. Cimrman/Fouad (NJIT), 6-3
  2. Rangga/Zvikas (NJIT) def. Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia, 6-4
  3. Petrovic/Castagna (NJIT) def. Pertile/Dong (BRY), 7-6 (7-5)

Singles

  1. Kuhar (BRY) def. Cimrman (NJIT), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
  2. Lorenz (BRY) def. Zvikas (NJIT), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  3. Fouad (NJIT) def. Dong (BRY), 7-6 (8-6), 6-0
  4. Petrovic (NJIT) def. Jakubowski (BRY), 6-0, 6-3
  5. Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Castagna (NJIT), 6-3, 6-1
  6. Rangga (NJIT) def. Massam (BRY), 6-1, 6-1

UP NEXT

Bryant heads to West Point next Sunday, Feb. 25 for a pair of matches against Army.