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Bulldogs fall to Weber St. on Sunday

Bulldogs fall to Weber St. on Sunday

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.

Match Information

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.

Results

Double

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

Singles

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

Up Next

The Bulldogs return home as they host Buffalo on Sunday, Mar. 11. The match is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.