Eastern Nazarene Claims 9-0 Victory over Men's Tennis

Eastern Nazarene Claims 9-0 Victory over Men's Tennis

QUINCY, Mass. – Eastern Nazarene took all nine matches on Monday, sweeping four to secure a 9-0 victory over UMass Dartmouth Men's Tennis.

The Basics

Score: Eastern Nazarene 9, UMass Dartmouth 0
Eastern Nazarene 3-1 | UMass Dartmouth 0-2 

How it Happened

The No. 1 duo consisting of senior Corey Rafter (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomore Anthony Joseph (Fairhaven, Mass.) along with the second flight team of senior Summer Forest-Bulley (Turners Falls, Mass.) and Patrick Pacheco (Dartmouth, Mass.) both dropped by 8-0 scores to open doubles. At No. 3, Trent Butler (Acushnet, Mass.) and Justin Torres (Dighton, Mass.) took two sets, falling 8-2. 

Torres forced a battle at the No. 6 singles flight, slipping in a hard-fought 7-6 first set with ENC's Kaden Swarr before being outdone in the second, 6-1. At the top flight, Rafter took three sets from Laurent Ruttkowski, dropping 6-2, 6-1, while the rest of the Corsairs were only able to muster a set apiece.

Inside the Numbers

  •  Torres reached the closest singles match for UMass Dartmouth yet through only two matches with his 7-6 tiebreak.
  • Eastern Nazarene has claimed the last four matches against the Corsairs, with UMass Dartmouth's last win against the Lions coming in the fall of 2012.

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth wraps up its two-match fall season, and will return to intercollegiate play on Feb. 25, 2017 at Wheaton (Mass.) for a 3 p.m.