Corsairs Whitewash Bears, 9-0

Corsairs Whitewash Bears, 9-0

BRIDGEWATER, Mass.-- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's tennis team registered its most convincing victory of the season this afternoon, sweeping Little East Conference rival Bridgewater State University at the Rosen Memorial Courts.

The Corsairs won for the second time in their past three matches to improve to 3-6, including 2-1 in Little East Conference action. The Bears slide to 0-7 and remain winless in the conference circuit at 0-3.

UMass Dartmouth captured all three double matches and each of the six singles flight to earn the win.

Junior Dan Chouinard (Westport, Mass.) battled back from set down to post a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Bridgewater State senior Sean Bleau (North Dighton, Mass.) in the match-up of the top flight singles players. Chouinard also teamed with sophomore Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) for an 8-3 win at first doubles.

Corsair senior Ray Lawton (Fairhaven, Mass.) also won a tough three-set match at second singles as he edged Bear junior Michael Delisle (Berkley, Mass.), 7-5, 1-6, 6-0. Lawton also paired with junior Jake Jaskolka (Mattapoisett, Mass.) for an 8-1 triumph at second doubles.

Jaskolka, Rafter, junior Cory Hoi (Westerly, R.I.) and senior Malcolm Neville (Foxboro, Mass.) all won in straight sets for the visitors at third through sixth flights, respectively. Neville and junior Andrew Burdick (Dartmouth, Mass.) rounded out the doubles scoring as the duo posted an 8-0 decision at the third spot.

UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, when the Corsairs host Springfield College.