DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Junior Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) and freshman Chris Ouellette (Dartmouth, Mass.) took both of their matchups on they day as UMass Dartmouth took down Bridgewater State 6-3 in Little East Conference action. The Corsairs improve to 5-9 and 3-2 in the Little East, while the Bears fall to 3-7 and 0-5 in conference action.
In the doubles pairings, the Corsairs took two out of three as the only pairing to fall was at the top flight. Bridgewater State's Matt McGee (Warren, R.I.) and Chris Jastrab (Chicago, Il.) defeated the senior combination of Andrew Burdick (Dartmouth, Mass.) and Dan Chouinard (Westport, Mass.) to the score of 9-7.
In No. 2 doubles, freshman pair Ouellette and Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, Mass.) swept Justin Haley (South Yarmouth, Mass.) and Michael Delisle (Berkley, Mass.), 8-0. The third pairing saw Rafter and senior Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, Mass.) beat Harrison Ryan (Halifax, Mass.) and Alexander Belinsky (Norton, Mass.) 8-2.
The Corsairs took four out of six singles matchups, only dropping the No. 2 and No. 5 flights. Chouinard dispatched McGee with a score of 6-2, 6-1 at the top flight. No. 3 singles saw Ouellette nearly sweep Haley, as the freshman from Dartmouth won 6-0, 6-1. Rafter followed Ouellette's footsteps as he defeated Delisle 6-0, 6-3. Freshman Zach Pavao (Somerset, Mass.) downed Andrew Narciso (East Bridgewater, Mass.) 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6.
In No. 2 singles, Jastrab defeated Joseph 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 5 singles matchup saw Ryan take down Tony Xie (Beijing, China) to a score of 6-3, 6-3.
The Corsairs close out the regular season next, when they host UMass Boston on Saturday Senior Day, starting at 1 p.m. Bridgewater State will also close their conference slate on Saturday, hosting Rhode Island College at noon.
No.1: McGee and Jastrab def. Chouinard and Burdick (9-7 BSU)
No.2: Ouellette and Joseph def. Haley and Delisle (8-0 UMD)
No.3: Rafter and Forest-Bulley def. Ryan and Belinsky (8-2 UMD)
No.1: Chouinard def. McGee (6-2, 6-1 UMD)
No.2: Jastrab def. Joseph (6-0, 6-1 BSU)
No.3: Ouellette def. Haley (6-0, 6-1 UMD)
No.4: Rafter def. Delisle (6-0, 6-3 UMD)
No.5: Ryan def. Xie (6-3, 6-3 BSU)
No.6: Pavao def. Narciso (6-0, 6-2 UMD)