DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Corsair men's tennis squad dropped a 9-0 match to Division I Holy Cross on Tuesday at the UMass Dartmouth tennis courts to fall to 4-9 on the season.
The doubles duos all dropped 8-3 decisions in the opening matches. Seniors Daniel Chouinard (Westport, Mass.) and Andrew Burdick (Dartmouth, Mass.) fell to the combination of Elmar Lutz (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) and Peter Campito (Loudonville, N.Y.) at the top flight.
Freshman Chris Ouellette (Dartmouth, Mass.) and junior Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) were defeated by Michael Varda (La Porte, Ind.) and Henry Harrs (Thornwood, N.Y.) at No. 2, and Jimmy Ye (Boston, Mass.) and Charlie Volkwein (Surry, Maine) downed freshman Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, Mass.) and senior Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, Mass.) at the third slot.
The Crusaders then cruised through the singles competition. Ouellette put up a strong second-set fight against Ye at No. 4, but ultimately fell 6-1, 6-4.
At the top two flights, Chouinard and Joseph each gathered three games. Chouinard fell to Harrs at No. 1, 6-3, 6-1, and Joseph squared off with Volkwein at No. 2, ultimately slipping by a 6-3, 6-2 score.
Rafter was the final Corsair to take more than two games, rebounding from a 6-0 first game against Varda to post a 6-3 loss in game two.
UMass Dartmouth is back to conference play on Thursday for the second of three-straight home matches, hosting Bridgewater State at 3:30 p.m. Holy Cross will enter the postseason next, traveling to the Patriot League Tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. on Thursday.
No. 1: Elmar Lutz and Peter Campito (HC) def. Dan Chouinard and Andrew Burdick (UMD), 8-3
No. 2: Michael Varda and Henry Harrs (HC) def. Chris Ouellette and Corey Rafter (UMD), 8-3
No. 3: Jimmy Ye and Charlie Volkwein (HC) def. Anthony Joseph and Summer Forest-Bulley (UMD), 8-3
No. 1: Henry Harrs (HC) def. Dan Chouinard (UMD), 6-3, 6-1
No. 2: Charlie Volkwein (HC) def. Anthony Joseph (UMD), 6-3, 6-2
No. 3: Michael Varda (HC) def. Corey Rafter (UMD), 6-0, 6-3
No. 4: Jimmy Ye (HCU) def. Chris Ouellette (UMD), 6-1, 6-4
No. 5: Rich DeGregoris (HC) def. Tony Xie (UMD), 6-2, 6-0
No. 6: Peter Campito (HC) def. Zach Pavao (UMD), 6-2, 6-0