April 21, 2009
SALEM, MA - The Salem State College men's tennis team defeated University of Massachusetts Boston, 6-3, today in a Little East Conference match in Salem, MA. The hard-fought match last almost six hours. The Beacons fall to 2-8 overall and 2-3 in LEC play, while the Vikings improve to 6-3 and 5-0.
The Beacons took two of three doubles matches as seniors Paul Braude (West Yarmouth, MA) and Eric Livingstone (Franklin, MA) teamed up to defeat junior Adrien Malosse (Triel Sur Seine) and sophomore Robert Random (Newbury, MA) at first doubles, 8-6. Senior Ali Al-Sabbagh (West Roxbury, MA) combined with sophomore Reinaldo Lopes (Brussels, Belgium) for an 8-4 victory for UMB at number two doubles over sophomore Alexander Eisath (Renon) and sophomore Joshua DaSilva (Methuen, MA). Livingstone also won in singles play for UMass Boston with a 7-6, 6-3 decision over Random.
Malosse won at first singles for Salem State over Braude, 6-4, 6-4, while Eisath came back to defeat Al-Sabbagh at number three singles, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4. Freshman Joshua Giller (Peabody, MA) was a 6-4, 6-2 winner for the Vikings over Lopes at fourth singles, while Salem State freshman Zak Leete (Harwich, MA) took number five singles over senior Amit Kumar (Bangalore, India), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Freshman Johan DaSilva (Venezuela) was triumphant at sixth singles for the Vikings over freshman Dara Chhan (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Giller and Johan DaSilva also won in doubles action at number three over the duo of Chhan and Kumar, 8-4.
The Beacons will be in action again on Thursday, April 23 when they host Lesley University at 3:00 p.m. at the Boston College High School courts, while Salem State hosts Western Connecticut State University at 1:00 p.m. at April 25.
\#1 Adrien Malosse (SSC) DEF. Paul Braude (UMB) 6-4, 6-4 \#2 Eric Livingstone (UMB) DEF. Rob Random (SSC) 7-6, 6-3 \#3 Alex Eisath (SSC) DEF. Ali Al-Sabbagh (UMB) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 \#4 Josh Giller (SSC) DEF. Reinaldo Lopes (UMB) 6-4, 6-2 \#5 Zak Leete (SSC) DEF. Amit Kumar (UMB) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 \#6 Johan DaSilva (SSC) DEF. Dara Chhan (UMB) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
\#1 Braude/Livingstone (UMB) DEF. Malosse/Random (SSC) 8-6 Pro-Set \#2 Lopes/Al-Sabbagh (UMB) DEF. Eisath/Jos. DaSilva (SSC) 8-4 Pro-Set \#3 Giller/Joh. DaSilva (SSC) DEF. Kumar/Chhan (UMB) 8-4 Pro-Set