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Men's tennis defeats FDU, 6-1, Sunday

Men's tennis defeats FDU, 6-1, Sunday

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team won all six singles matches to earn a 6-1 victory over Northeast Conference rival Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday afternoon at Fore Court.

The Bulldogs used a pair of three-set victories to earn their eight-straight win over the Knights.

Match Information

Bryant 6, Fairleigh Dickinson 1

Records: Bryant (9-15, 3-0 NEC), FDU (1-10, 0-1 NEC)

Location: Fore Court (Cumberland, R.I.)

Coach Gendron's Comments

"Today was a quality team win. FDU showed up to play. I think we played a little tougher down the stretch and that equaled a win. A little disappointed with our energy in doubles, but pleased with the business-like attitude we maintained against a very talented FDU team in singles."

How it Happened (Doubles)

  • Redshirt junior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) and junior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) won at No. 1 doubles, 6-3. The Knights won the final two doubles matches, 6-4 and 7-6 (5).

How it Happened (Singles)

  • Bryant clinched the match with victories at 4, 3, 2 and 1. Senior Jorge Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Calif.) won at No. 4, 7-5, 6-1, while junior Michael Plutt (Weston, Fla.) won at No. 3, 7-5, 6-3.
  • Jakubowski won 6-1, 7-6 (4) to make it 3-1 and Kuhar clinched the match with a three-set victory at No. 1. He lost the first set, 6-4, before winning 6-1, 7-5.
  • Freshman Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) and sophomore Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) won the other two matches.

Results

Doubles

1 – Kuhar/Jakubowski (BRY) def. Pietsch/Budinszky (FDU), 6-3

2 – Gudins/Chan (FDU) def. Ortiz-Garcia/Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-4

3 – Autuch/Bourne (FDU) def. Lorenz/Pertile (BRY), 7-6 (7-5)

Singles

1 – Kuhar (BRY) def. Pietsch (FDU), 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

2 – Jakubowski (BRY) def. Budinszky (FDU), 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

3 – M. Plutt (BRY) def. Gudins (FDU), 7-5, 6-3

4 – Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Autuch (FDU), 7-5, 6-1

5 – Dong (BRY) def. Chan (FDU), 3-6, 6-4, 12-10

6 – Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Bourne (FDU), 6-4, 6-4

Up Next

Bryant will have a week off before facing Boston University on Apr. 6 at home.