SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team fell to Weber St., 4-3, in the final match of its Colorado trip on Sunday morning.
Bryant 3, Weber St. 4
Records: Bryant (7-12), Weber St. (5-7)
Location: Cadet Gymnasium (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Coach Gendron's Comments
"Our match with Weber St. was a great college match. Both teams battled. We look forward to returning to the east coast and continuing our tough non-conference schedule"
How it happened (Doubles)
- The Bulldogs were able to snag the doubles point for the third time on the weekend. Senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and freshman Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) earned a clean 6-0 win at No. 3 to start the match. Stefan Cooper and Kris Van Wyk then evened things with a 6-2 win at No. 1.
- Bryant was able to close out the point with a 6-2 win at No. 2 from Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and younger brother Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico).
How it happened (Singles)
- Bryant and Weber St. went back-and-forth in singles, with the Bulldogs building a 3-2 lead. The Wildcats, however, picked up victories at No. 5 and No. 6 singles to close the match.
- Junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) evened the match at 2-2 with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win at No. 4, and redshirt junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) made it 3-2 with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory at No. 1.
1 – Cooper/Van Wyk (WSU) def. Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY), 6-2
2 – Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Werner/Walkusz (WSU), 6-2
3 – Lorenz/Pertile (BRY) def. Chen/Li (WSU), 6-0
1 – Kuhar (BRY) def. Cooper (WSU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2 – Van Wyk (WSU) def. Lorenz (BRY), 6-2, 6-3
3 – Werner (WSU) def. M. Plutt (BRY), 6-3, 6-0
4 – Jakubowski (BRY) def. Chen (WSU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
5 – Van Schoor (WSU) def. Dong (BRY), 6-0, 6-2
6 – Li (WSU) def. Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 7-6, 7-5
The Bulldogs return home as they host Buffalo on Sunday, Mar. 11. The match is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.