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.
Randolph-Macon 9, UMass Boston 0
(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.
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.