SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team closed its weekend with a 5-2 victory over Chattanooga on Sunday morning at the Battle of the Beach hosted by UNC Wilmington.
Bryant 5, Chattanooga 2
Records: Bryant (8-15), Chattanooga (6-8)
Location: UNCW Courts (Wilmington, N.C.)
Coach Gendron's Comments
"Good team win vs. a scrappy Chattanooga team. It's been a solid week of tennis, playing four great opponents, starting with Buffalo and ending with Chattanooga. We are looking forward to a little time at home to prep for NEC play."
How it Happened (Doubles)
- Senior Luke Lorenz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and freshman Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) won at No. 3 doubles, 6-2, while redshirt junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) and junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) clinched the point with a 6-4 win at No. 1.
How it Happened (Singles)
- Chattanooga won two of the first three singles points, tying things up at 2-2. Kuhar and freshman Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) then won at No. 1 and No. 5 to clinch the match. Kuhar won, 6-1, 7-5, while Dong clinched with a 6-3, 6-4 win.
- Brothers Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) and Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) picked up the other victories, winning at No. 4 and No. 6.
- Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY) def. Gerdes/Bustamante (UTC), 6-4
- Llebeili/Birnbaum (UTC) def. Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-4
- Pertile/Lorenz (BRY) def. Marshall/Long (UTC), 6-2
- Kuhar (BRY) def. Gerdes (UTC), 6-1, 7-5
- Bustamante (UTC) def. Lorenz (BRY), 6-2, 6-2
- Llebeili (UTC) def. Jakubowski (BRY), 7-6, 6-1
- Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Marshall (UTC), 6-2, 6-0
- Dong (BRY) def. Plaisted (UTC), 6-3, 6-4
- Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Long (UTC), 6-0, 6-4
The Bulldogs return home on March 24 to face Fairleigh Dickinson. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.