Men's Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Match to Rutgers-Newark

Men's Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Match to Rutgers-Newark

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior captain Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, Mass.) collected the lone point for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a hard-fought match with Rutgers-Newark on Saturday, falling 6-1 to the Scarlet Knights at Dartmouth Indoor Tennis.

The Basics
Score: Rutgers-Newark 6, UMass Dartmouth 1
Records: Rutgers-Newark (2-2) | UMass Dartmouth (0-4)

How it Happened
Forest-Bulley rolled in his No. 5 singles matchup to prevent the Rutgers-Newark shutout with his first victory of the spring. He clinched a 6-2, 6-0 win over Abhinav Dani (North Bergen, N.J.) to rebound from a 6-2 loss at No. 3 doubles with partner Zach Pavao (Somerset, Mass.).

It took two tiebreak decisions at doubles for the Scarlet Knights to earn a sweep before heading to singles. Rutgers-Newark's Kevin Martin (Middletown, N.J.) and Parth Shah (Montville, N.J.) needed a 7-4 tiebreak decision to defeat Patrick Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.) and Justin Torres (Dighton, Mass.) 7-6, and Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) and Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, Mass.) forced a 7-6 mark at No. 1 with Brandon Davis (Woodbridge, N.J.) and Ray Fan (Newark, N.J.) winning in a 7-1 tiebreak set.

The remainder of singles competition saw two tightly-contested decisions at the No. 2 and No. 3 flights, with the Corsairs falling just short in the first sets of both. At No. 3, Pacheco slipped 7-5 in the first set before Shah pulled away 6-4 in the second. Joseph also fell 7-5 in first set at No. 2 but couldn't rebound in the second, falling 6-1 to Fan.

Rafter dropped a pair of 6-2 sets at No. 1 to Davis, and Richard Nguyen (Jersey City, N.J.) prevailed over Torres 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4. Eliel Mares (Milford, Mass.) was upended by Alan Yu (Harrison, N.J.) 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6.

Inside the Numbers

  • Forest-Bulley's singles win is the first point earned by UMass Dartmouth this year.
  • Saturday marks the first-ever meeting between Rutgers-Newark and the Corsairs on the tennis court.

Up Next
UMass Dartmouth remains at home on Tuesday, with a 3:30 p.m. start time scheduled against Salve Regina at the Corsair Tennis Courts.