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Bryant falls to East Carolina, 4-2, Sunday

Bryant falls to East Carolina, 4-2, Sunday

CUMBERLAND, R.I. – The Bryant University men's tennis team fell to East Carolina, 4-2, on Sunday, wrapping up a busy week for the Black and Gold.   

Bryant (6-6) went 4-2 in six matches over a five-day stretch. That included victories over Merrimack, MIT, Xavier and Wright St.

Coach Gendron's Comments

"Great effort by the Bulldogs. Looking forward to getting back after it this week. Big week to prep for Army/NJIT."

How it Happened

  • Bryant got off to a good start, taking the doubles point from the Pirates. Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) and Trent Massam (Wellington, New Zealand) won 6-3 at No. 1 and brothers Mike Plutt (Weston, Fla.) and Scott Plutt (Weston, Fla.) clinched the point with a 6-3 win at No. 2.
  • East Carolina was able to battle back in singles, winning at 2, 3, 4 and 5 to clinch the match.
  • Dong completed a strong performance with a three-set victory at No. 1. After splitting the first two sets, Dong won the third set, 6-3.  

Results

Singles
No. 1 – Dong (BRY) def. Marques (ECU), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
No. 2 – Anghel (ECU) def. M. Plutt (BRY), 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 – Jonker (ECU) def. Massam (BRY), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
No. 4 – Renones (ECU) def. S. Plutt (BRY), 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 – Georgi (ECU) def. Belmatch (BRY), 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 – Corrado (BRY) vs. Labbe (ECU), 1-6, 3-4, unfinished

Doubles
No. 1 – Dong/Massam (BRY) def. Allen/Marques (ECU), 6-3
No. 2 – M. Plutt/S. Plutt (BRY) def. Renones/Jonker (ECU), 6-3
No. 3 – Labbe/Anghel (ECU) def. Corrado/Belmatch (BRY), 6-4

Up Next

The Bulldogs head to West Point, New York, for a pair of matches next weekend. They'll face Army on Saturday (12:30 p.m.) and NJIT on Sunday (12 p.m.).