NORTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's tennis squad opened the 2017 spring season on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 9-0 road decision to the Lyons of Wheaton College.
Score: Wheaton 9, UMass Dartmouth 0
Records: Wheaton (1-3) | UMass Dartmouth (0-3)
How it Happened
The No. 2 duo of freshmen Patrick Pacheco (Dartmouth, Mass.) and Justin Torres (Dighton, Mass.) and No. 3 pairing of senior Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, Mass.) and freshman Mark Desmond (Braintree, Mass.) both fell to the tune of 8-0 scores before senior Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomore Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, Mass.) dueled to an 8-3 decision at the No. 1 flight.
In singles, Rafter was the only Corsair to steal more than a set from the Lyons, dropping a 6-1 set before resurging for three games in a 6-3 margin to Wheaton's freshman Jackson Gwinn (Brentwood, Tenn.) at the top flight. Pacheco suffered a 6-1, 6-1 loss at No. 3 to Jorge Aguirre (Madrid, Spain) and Joseph, Desmond and Torres all slipped 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6, respectively.
Inside the Numbers
- Wheaton has now taken the last three meetings with UMass Dartmouth, and the second-straight by a 9-0 score. The Corsairs took a point from the Lyons in the spring of 2015, falling 8-1.
The Corsairs return to competition after spring break, hosting Rutgers-Newark for their home opener on Saturday, March 18 beginning at 1 p.m.
No. 1: Jackson Gwinn & Jeremiah Ryser (WHE) def. Corey Rafter & Anthony Joseph (UMD), 8-3
No. 2: Alden Zeff & Jorge Aguirre (WHE) def. Patrick Pacheco & Justin Torres (UMD), 8-1
No. 3: Ned Roosevelt & Diego Garcia (WHE) def. Summer Forest-Bulley & Mark Desmond (UMD), 8-1
No. 1: Jackson Gwinn (WHE) def. Corey Rafter (UMD), 6-1, 6-3
No. 2: Jeremiah Ryser (WHE) def. Anthony Joseph (UMD), 6-1, 6-0
No. 3: Jorge Aguirre (WHE) def. Patrick Pacheco (UMD), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4: Alden Zeff (WHE) def. Justin Torres (UMD), 6-1, 6-0
No. 5: Ned Roosevelt (WHE) def. Summer Forest-Bulley (UMD), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6: Zach Stampel (WHE) def. Mark Desmond (UMD), 6-1, 6-0