ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Bryant University men's tennis team defeated Navy, 4-1, and George Washington, 5-2, on Saturday to complete a perfect weekend of tennis in Annapolis.
Bryant defeated Mount St. Mary's, 7-0, on Friday night before sweeping Saturday's matches with Navy and George Washington.
Coach Gendron' Comments
"Pregel and Massam played some of the TOUGHEST tennis any Bulldog has ever played! Could not be prouder of the effort put forth this weekend. Great day for Bulldogs tennis. VP."
How it Happened (Navy)
- The Bulldogs grabbed an early lead in doubles with a win at No. 3, but Navy tied things with a win at No. 1.
- Junior Guido Argentini (Boca Raton, Fla.) and sophomore Trent Massam (Wellington, New Zealand) then stepped up and earned a big 6-4 win at No.2 to clinch the point.
- In singles, senior Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) quickly made it 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1.
- The Midshipmen won at No. 5 to close the gap but senior Artur Jakubowski (Dallas, Texas) and freshman Alexander Schou (Holte, Denmark) won to clinch the match.
- At No. 6, Schou won the first set, 7-6 (8-6), before closing the match with a 6-2 win.
How it Happened (George Washington)
- GW jumped out to an early lead by winning all three doubles matches. All three were tight, however, with the Colonials winning 7-6, 6-4 and 7-6.
- Bryant picked it up in singles play, winning at 3, 1 and 4 to quickly take the lead.
- Jakubowski won 6-1, 6-1, Kuhar won 6-4, 6-1 and Argentini made it 3-1 with a 7-5, 6-0 win.
- After the Colonials pulled within 3-2, the inspired play of Andrew Pregel (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Massam led the Bulldogs to victory.
- Pregel clinched the match at 6, winning 7-6, 6-3, as Massam was battling back from a first-set loss at 5. Massam evened with a 7-6 win and then won a tiebreak, 10-8, to close out the successful weekend.
No. 1 – Kuhar (BRY) def. Ton (NAVY), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 – Dong (BRY) vs. Kjellberg (NAVY), 0-6, 6-4, 3-5 unfinished
No. 3 – Jakubowski (BRY) def. Dabek (NAVY), 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 – Argentini (BRY) vs. McBride (NAVY), 5-7, 6-0 unfinished
No. 5 – Lee (NAVY) def. M. Plutt (BRY), 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 – Schou (BRY) def. O'Brien (NAVY), 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
No. 1 – No. 74 Dabek/Ton (NAVY) def. Kuhar/Dong (BRY), 6-4
No. 2 – Argentini/Massam (BRY) def. Lee/O'Brien (NAVY), 6-4
No. 3 – Ortiz-Garcia/Pertile (BRY) def. Hicks/Kirkpatrick (NAVY), 6-2
Results (George Washington)
No. 1 – Kuhar (BRY) def. Zeng (GW), 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 – Navarro (GW) def. Dong (BRY), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 – Jakubowski (BRY) def. Barnett (GW), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – Argentini (BRY) def. Afanaser (GW), 7-5, 6-0
No. 5 – Massam (BRY) def. Liu (GW), 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 6 – Pregel (BRY) def. Barskey (GW), 7-6, 6-3
No. 1 – Zeng/Barnett (GW) def. Argentini/Massam (BRY), 7-6
No. 2 – Navarro/LIU (GW) def. Pertile/Ortiz-Garcia (BRY), 6-4
No. 3 – Afanaser/Barskey (GW) def. Jakubowski/M. Plutt (BRY), 7-6
The Bulldogs head to Brooklyn next weekend for matches against St. Francis Brooklyn (Friday) and St. John's (Saturday). Saturday's match will be played at the USTA National Tennis Center.