SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team opens its 2018 fall season this weekend with the Brown Invitational as well as a home match with Bentley.
Bryant will spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Providence, while the Falcons will visit Smithfield on Friday afternoon.
Event: Brown Invitational (Sept. 28-30)
Location: Providence, R.I.
Event: Bryant vs. Bentley
Date: Friday, September 28
Location: Bryant Tennis Courts (Smithfield, R.I.)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
- Redshirt senior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.), senior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas), senior Michael Plutt (Weston, Fla.), junior Guido Argentini (Boca Raton, Fla.), sophomore Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.), sophomore Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.), freshman Andrew Pregel (Cincinnati, Ohio) and freshman Alexander Schou (Holte, Denmark) will compete at Brown.
- The remainder of the Bulldogs will compete against Bentley.
Bulldog Notes and Notables
- This will be the first of five competition weekends for the Black and Gold this fall.
- Head coach Ron Gendron enters his 13th season at Bryant with 15 returning players from the 2018 Northeast Conference Championship team.
- Kuhar is the only Bulldog to have competed so far this fall. He played in the Oracle ITA Masters last week in Malibu, California.
- Kuhar posted wins over the No. 30 and No. 96 ranked players in the country on his way to the quarterfinals.
- Dong returns as the reigning NEC Rookie of the Year. He went 12-13 last season, posting a 3-2 mark in the fall.
- Jakubowski was an All-NEC First Team singles and doubles player last year after going 16-15 in singles play and 23-11 in doubles action. He served as Kuhar's doubles partner for most of the season.
- Plutt earned second team honors after going 7-4 in the spring. He did not compete last fall.
- Both Pertile and junior Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) were All-NEC Second Team selections in doubles play.
- Argentini has won 16 matches in his two-year career and was an All-NEC First Teamer as a freshman.
- Bryant will have five players making their collegiate debuts this weekend.
Bryant will have over a week off before sending players to the ITA Regional Championships in Princeton, New Jersey.