SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team fell to UNC Greensboro, 4-3, on Saturday morning at the Battle of the Beach hosted by UNC Wilmington.
Bryant 3, UNC Greensboro 4
Records: Bryant (7-15), UNC Greensboro (6-4)
Location: UNCW Courts (Wilmington, N.C.)
Coach Gendron's Comments
"Today was another great effort from our guys. They are fighting through the schedule with a very workman-like mindset. I could not be prouder of our guys. Back to work Sunday at 10 a.m.
How it Happened (Doubles)
- Bryant continued its strong doubles playing, earning the point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) won 6-4 at No. 2, while Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) won 6-4 at No. 3.
How it Happened (Singles)
- The Bulldogs and Spartans traded victories in singles play, leaving Bryant with a 3-2 advantage. Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) was victorious at 3, 7-6 (1-0), 6-2) and Ortiz-Garcia won at 4, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
- UNCG, however, rallied back to win at 2 and 1 to clinch the match. Ollie Palmer lost the first set to Lorenz but came back to win the final two, 6-3, 6-4. Connor Thompson then handed Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) just his third loss of the year in dual matches with a 7-5, 7-6 (4-0) victory.
- Thompson/Palmer (UNCG) def. Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY), 6-2
- Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Grewe/Burkill (UNCG), 6-4
- Lorenz/Pertile (BRY) def. Walker/Hammarstedt (UNCG), 6-4
- Thompson (UNCG) def. Kuhar (BRY), 7-5, 7-6 (4-0)
- Palmer (UNCG) def. Lorenz (BRY), 6-7 (0-3), 6-3, 6-4
- Jakubowski (BRY) def. Hammarstedt (UNCG), 7-6 (1-0), 6-2
- Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Melnik (UNCG), 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
- Grewe (UNCG) def. Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-3, 6-1
- Burkill (UNCG) def. Massam (BRY), 6-3, 7-5
The Bulldogs wrap up their weekend with a 10:00 a.m. match against Chattanooga on Sunday morning.