March 23, 2010
NORTON, MA - The Wheaton College men's tennis team defeated visiting University of Massachusetts Boston, 9-0, today at Beard Field House in Norton, MA. The Lyons improve to 4-2 on the season, while the Beacons fall to 0-5.
Freshman John Tran Nguyen (Revere, MA) led UMass Boston, winning four games on the day. He was beaten by Wheaton junior Brian Krantz (Milford, CT) at number four singles, 6-2, 6-0, and teamed with junior Himanshu Dubey (Lucknow, India) in an 8-2 loss at second doubles vs the Lyons' duo of juniors Harry Altman (Riverdale, NY) and Gregory Poulin (Boxboro, MA). Senior James Little (Mount Desert, ME) won at the top spot in singles play for Wheaton over sophomore T. Leng (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), 6-0, 6-2, while Lyons' senior Kyle Hudgins (Uxbridge, MA) took down Dubey at number two singles, 6-1, 6-0. Poulin was a straight set winner for Wheaton at number three singles over freshman Ryan Swann (Warren, VT), 6-0, 6-0 and senior Chapman Beekman (South Kingstown, RI) earned the victory at fifth singles for the Lyons over freshman Brian Sou (Revere, MA), 6-1, 6-0. Junior Cullen Garrity (Middletown, MD) rounded out the singles wins for the home team without dropping a game at 6-0, 6-0 over freshman El Jan Daulo (Koronadal City, Philippines).
Little and Hudgins combined for an 8-1 victory at first doubles for the Lyons over Leng and Swann, while Krantz and Beekman grabbed an 8-0 win at number three doubles for Wheaton over Sou and Daulo.
The Beacons will be in action again on Thursday, April 1 when they host Eastern Nazarene College in their home opener at 3:00 p.m. at the Boston College tennis courts, while the Lyons play on Saturday, March 27 in Springfield, MA at Springfield College at 1:00 p.m.
Singles competition 1. James Little (WC) def. T. Leng (UMB) 6-0, 6-2 2. Kyle Hudgins (WC) def. Himanshu Dubey (UMB) 6-1, 6-0
3. Gregory Poulin (WC) def. Ryan Swann (UMB) 6-0, 6-0
4. Brian Krantz (WC) def. John Tran Nguyen (UMB) 6-2, 6-0
5. Chapman Beekman (WC) def. Brian Sou (UMB) 6-1, 6-0
6. Cullen Garrity (WC) def. El Jan Daulo (UMB) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition 1. James Little/Kyle Hudgins (WC) def. T. Leng/Ryan Swann (UMB) 8-1 2. Gregory Poulin/Harry Altman (WC) def. Himanshu Dubey/John Tran Nguyen (UMB) 8-2 3. Brian Krantz/Chapman Beekman (WC) def. Brian Sou/El Jan Daulo (UMB) 8-0