Randolph-Macon Hands Men's Tennis 9-0 Loss in Spring Break Finale

Randolph-Macon Hands Men's Tennis 9-0 Loss in Spring Break Finale

ASHLAND, Va.—Despite a tremendous battle at number one singles from senior captain Austin DeLasse (Shrewsbury, Mass.), UMass Boston men's tennis fell 9-0 for the second consecutive day to close out their Spring Break trip.

THE BASICS

Randolph-Macon 9, UMass Boston 0

(Randolph-Macon 3-1)
(UMass Boston 0-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

DeLasse put together the best showing of any Beacon with his strong performance at first singles. He took the first set to a tiebreaker before falling 7-6 (7-5) and then went the distance in the second set before eventually falling 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to Jacob Haines in the final match to conclude.

Randolph-Macon jumped out to a 3-0 lead, after dropping just four games across the three doubles flights.

Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) had a strong showing in singles for a second-straight day. The sophomore won three games in the first set before eventually dropping his third singles match 6-3, 6-1.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston is still looking for their first point of the season. The Beacons have lost each of their first three matches by 9-0 scores.
  • Wednesday's match marked the first meeting between Randolph-Macon and UMass Boston.
  • The Beacons started last season 0-3 and 1-5 overall, before finishing 10-8 and making it to the program's second-ever NCAA Tournament.

WHO'S NEXT  

UMass Boston will return to New England and the Beacons are scheduled to host Emerson College (9 a.m.) and Lesley University (2 p.m.) on Saturday March 24.