Men's Tennis Celebrates Senior Day, By Sinking Rival Corsairs

Men's Tennis Celebrates Senior Day, By Sinking Rival Corsairs

WEYMOUTH, Mass.—UMass Boston men's tennis won each of the first eight matches to finish, as the Beacons cruised to an 8-1 Senior Day victory over rival UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 8, UMass Dartmouth 1

(UMass Boston 9-4, Little East 5-0)

(UMass Dartmouth 6-9, Little East 3-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Five different Beacons finished 2-0 on the day, as the Beacons earned their record fifth-straight win over the Corsairs.

After the match, UMass Boston honored seniors Tin Tran (Saigon, Vietnam) and Moon Adra (Dorchester, Mass.).

Nandish Shah (Ahmedabad, India), Miguel Beltran (Ashland, Mass.), Roy Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.), Alexander Comerchero (Brookline, Mass.) and Ray Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.) each went 2-0 for the Beacons.

UMass Boston set the tone for the match in doubles, as the Beacons leapt out to a 3-0 lead.

Shah and Beltran made quick work of Anthony Joseph and Tristin Viale at number one doubles, as the duo collected an 8-1 victory.

Comerchero and Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) made it 2-0, when the duo collected an 8-1 win over their own at third doubles.

The brothers Platteel kept their perfect record intact, as the duo earned a hard-fought 8-6 win at second doubles.

Beltran pushed the Beacons to within a point of victory at second singles. The sophomore easily knocked off Viale 6-2, 6-1 to make it 4-0 UMass Boston.

Ray Platteel clinched the match win at fifth singles, as he cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory.

The Beacons made it 6-0 at third singles, as Roy Platteel knocked off Baylen Harper 6-2, 6-0.

Shah kept the Beacons momentum going at first singles. The freshman defeated Eli Brooks 6-1, 6-4.

Comerchero earned UMass Boston's final win of the day. The sophomore picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win over Joseph at fourth singles.

UMass Dartmouth avoided being swept completely, when they earned a win at sixth singles. Dan Botelho defeated Mokoka 6-4, 6-4 in the closest singles match.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • This year's season class has posted a 36-30 record over their four seasons, including a 20-3 mark in conference play. They have helped UMass Boston win back-to-back Little East Conference Regular Season Titles and the 2017 LEC Tournament Title.
  • With the win, UMass Boston improves to 15-22 all-time against the Corsairs. The Beacons have won five-straight matches against UMass Dartmouth, including playoff wins in 2016 and 2017.
  • UMass Boston is a perfect 15-0 in doubles matches in conference play. The Beacons are also an impressive 26-4 in LEC singles matches (86.67 winning percentage).
  • The brothers Platteel were playing their first doubles match of the season at second doubles (1-0). Comerchero and Mokoka improved to 3-1 overall in doubles, as they earned their first win, in their first appearance, at third doubles.

WHO'S NEXT  

UMass Boston will look to secure a share of their third-straight Little East Conference Regualr Season Title on Tuesday, when they travel to take on Bridgewater State University at 3:00 p.m. The Beacons can't clinch the outright title until Saturday, when they travel to take on second-place Rhode Island College (5-1).