April 13, 2010
Providence, RI - The Johnson & Wales University men's tennis team posted an 8-1 win over visiting University of Massachusetts Boston in a non-conference contest at the Moses Brown Courts on Tuesday afternoon.
JWU took the 2-1 lead after the doubles competition and then took all six singles matches to claim the 8-1 victory. Senior Devin Kitterick (Bridgewater, MA) recorded a pair of victories for the Wildcats, posting a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles over sophomore T. Leng (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) and an 8-5 win at first doubles with freshman Tucker Plimpton (Exeter, NH) over the Beacons' pair of Leng and freshman Ryan Swann (Warren, VT). Plimpton posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles for the Wildcats over junior Himanshu Dubey (Lucknow, India). Freshman Todd Zimmerman also had two wins on the day for JWU, notching a 6-1, 7-6 win at No. 6 singles over junior Andrey Boguslavskiy (Vogograd, Russia) and an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles with Taylor Horn-Speck over the UMB duo of Boguslavskiy and freshman El Jan Daulo (Koronadal City, Philippines). Dubey teamed with freshman John Tran Nguyen (Revere, MA) to capture the Beacons' lone point at second doubles with an 8-3 decision over John Horton and John Sepowitz.
With the win Johnson & Wales improves to 3-6 while UMass Boston falls to 0-8 for the year. The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, April 17th when they travel to Emerson for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest at 2:00 p.m., while the Beacons travel across the city to take on Wheelock College on Thursday, April 15 at 6:15 p.m.
Singles competition 1. Devin Kitterick (JWU) def. T. Leng (UMBMT) 6-1, 6-3 2. Tucker Plimpton (JWU) def. Himanshu Dubey (UMBMT) 6-1, 6-0 3. John Horton (JWU) def. Ryan Swann (UMBMT) 6-2, 6-4 4. Drew Pontillo (JWU) def. John Tran Nguyen (UMBMT) 7-5, 3-6, 11-9 5. John Sepowitz (JWU) def. Brian Sou (UMBMT) 6-2, 6-2 6. Todd Zimmerman (JWU) def. Andrey Boguslavskiy (UMBMT) 6-1, 7-6
Doubles competition 1. Devin Kitterick/Tucker Plimpton (JWU) def. T. Leng/Ryan Swann (UMBMT) 8-5 2. Himanshu Dubey/John Tran Nguyen (UMBMT) def. John Horton/John Sepowitz (JWU) 8-3 3. Todd Zimmerman/Taylor Horn-Speck (JWU) def. Andrey Boguslavskiy/El Jan Daulo (UMBMT) 8-1