April 18, 2009
BOSTON, MA - The University of Massachusetts Boston men's tennis team defeated Rhode Island College, 7-2, today in a Little East Conference match played at the Boston College High School courts in Boston, MA. The Beacons improve to 2-7 overall and 2-2 in LEC play, while the Anchormen fall to 2-10 and 0-4.
Senior Eric Livingstone (Franklin, MA) was a double winner for UMass Boston winning at number two singles over Austin Werner (Fairfield, CT), 6-1, 7-5 and combined with classmate Paul Braude (West Yarmouth, MA) to win at first doubles, 8-2, over sophomores Nathan Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) and Matthew Allard (Harrisville, RI). Sophomore Reinaldo Lopes (Brussels, Belgium) was a winner at number four singles for the Beacons with a 6-1, 7-6 (0) decision over senior Rolando Yotharath (Woonsocket, RI) and teamed with senior Ali Al-Sabbagh (West Roxbury, MA) for an 8-6 victory in second doubles play over Werner and Yotharath. UMass Boston freshman Dara Chhan (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) took sixth singles over Allard, 7-5, 6-2 and matched up with senior Amit Kumar (Bangalore, India) at number three doubles to down the duo of sophomore Michael Aiello (Scituate, RI) and junior Garrett Smith (Exeter, RI), 8-6. Senior Anh-Phi Tran (Brussels, Belgium) was victorious for UMB as well with a 6-3, 6-4 win at third singles over Aiello.
Rebello picked up a point at first singles for Rhode Island College with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 victory over Braude and Smith came notched the other point for the Anchormen with a triumph at fifth singles over Kumar, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
The Beacons will be in action again on Tuesday, April 21 when they travel to Salem, MA to take on Little East Conference foe Salem State College at 3:30 p.m., while Rhode Island College travels to North Dartmouth, MA on April 21 for a 3:30 match vs. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
\#1 Nathan Rebello (RIC) DEF. Paul Braude (UMB) 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 \#2 Eric Livingstone (UMB) DEF. Austin Werner (RIC) 6-1, 7-5 \#3 Anh-Phi Tran (UMB) DEF. Michael Aiello (RIC) 6-3, 6-4 \#4 Reinaldo Lopes (UMB) DEF. Rolando Yotharath (RIC) 6-1, 7-6 (0) \#5 Garrett Smith (RIC) DEF. Amit Kumar (UMB) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 \#6 Dara Chhan (UMB) DEF. Matthew Allard (RIC) 7-5, 6-2
\#1 Braude/Livingstone (UMB) DEF. Rebello/Allard (RIC) 8-2 Pro-Set \#2 Lopes/Ali Al-Sabbagh (UMB) DEF. Werner/Yotharath (RIC) 8-6 Pro-Set \#3 Kumar/Chhan (UMB) DEF. Aiello/Smith (RIC) 8-6 Pro-Set