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Men's tennis splits Saturday matches, defeats Air Force

Men's tennis splits Saturday matches, defeats Air Force

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, falling to Dayton, 4-1, before earning a 5-2 victory over Air Force in the second match.

Match Information

Bryant 1, Dayton 4

Bryant 4, Air Force 3

Records: Bryant (7-11), Dayton (13-3), Air Force (9-4)

Location: Cadet Gymnasium (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Coach Gendron's Comments

"Our win over Air Force was a very solid win. To win here with altitude issues, on the road, in there house is a test of great mental strength."

How it happened (Dayton)

  • In doubles, the Bulldogs won at No. 1 and No. 3 to clinch the point. Redshirt junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) and junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) won 6-3, while freshman Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) and senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won 6-4.
  • Bryant won the first set in three of the four singles matches but was not able to hold on. Kuhar won the first 6-2 at No. 1, but Jordan Benjamin won the final two sets, 6-3 and 6-4.
  • Carsten Fisher won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 and Lorenzo Rollhauser won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6.

How it happened (Air Force)

  • The Bulldogs were able to win the doubles point against Air Force thanks to wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and brother Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) won a battle at No. 2, 7-6.
  • In singles, the Bulldogs clinched the match with victories at the top three singles. All three matches went three sets as well, with Kuhar and Lorenz rebounding from first-set losses to win their matches. At No. 3, junior Michael Plutt (Weston, Fla.) lost the second set before winning 6-3 in the third set.

Results (Dayton)

Doubles

1 – Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY) def. Berry/Fisher (DAY), 6-3

2 – Benjamin/Jener (DAY) def. Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-2

3 – Pertile/Lorenz (BRY) def. Harper/Jayaram (DAY), 6-4

Singles

1 – Benjamin (DAY) def. Kuhar (BRY), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

2 – Fisher (DAY) def. Lorenz (BRY), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

3 – Berry (DAY) def. Dong (BRY), 7-6 (1), 6-2

4 – M. Plutt (BRY) vs. Jener (DAY), unfinished

5 – Jakubowski (BRY) vs. Jayaram (DAY), unfinished

6 – Rollhauser (DAY) def. Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Results (Air Force)

Doubles

1 – Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY) def. Collins/Galvin (AF), 6-4

2 – Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Perez/Slenka (AF), 7-6

3 – Hendrix/Bautista (AF) def. Pertile/Lorenz (BRY), 6-2

Singles

1 – Kuhar (BRY) def. Slenka (AF), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

2 – Lorenz (BRY) def. Perez (AF), 6-7, 6-4, 6-2

3 – M. Plutt (BRY) def. Galvin (AF), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

4 – Sanderson (AF) def. Dong (BRY), 7-6 (11), 6-2

5 – Hendrix (AF) def. Jakubowski (BRY), 6-4, 6-4

6 – McKendree (AF) def. Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-3

Up Next

The Bulldogs wrap up their weekend with a match against Weber St. on Sunday.