April 23, 2009
BOSTON, MA - The University of Massachusetts Boston men's tennis team blanked visiting Lesley University, 9-0, today in a match played on the Boston College High School courts. The Beacons improve to 3-8, while the Lynx fall to 5-4.
Senior Paul Braude (West Yarmouth, MA), sophomore Himanshu Dubey (Lucknow, India) and freshman Thong Leng (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) were all double winners to lead UMass Boston on the day. Braude defeated freshman David Newton (Hamden, CT) at number one singles, 6-1, 6-1 and teamed with freshman Dara Chhan (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) to win at first doubles over the tandem of Newton and freshman Sonny Ljutica (Rexford, NY), 8-2. Dubey was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at fifth singles over sophomore Dory LeCount (Waltham, MA) and combined with sophomore Reinaldo Lopes (Brussels, Belgium) to take number two doubles over senior Fran Cusick (Lexington, MA) and sophomore Alejandro Lazo, 8-2. Leng was the victory at sixth singles over sophomore Tyler Reeves (Coventry, RI), 6-1, 6-1 and paired with freshman Colin Riddle (Sturbridge, MA) to defeat sophomore Peter Parrales (Otterberg, Germany) and Reeves, 8-2, at third doubles.
Senior Eric Livingstone (Franklin, MA) was triumphant at second singles to improve to 6-3 in singles play on the season for the Beacons with a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Ljutica and classmate Anh-Phi Tran (Brussels, Belgium) was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at number three singles over Cusick. Senior Amit Kumar (Bangalore, India) won at fourth singles over Parrales, 6-1, 6-0 for UMB.
The Beacons will be in action again on Saturday, April 25 when they host University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a Little East Conference match at 1:00 p.m. at the Boston College High School courts, while Lesley hosts Mitchell College on April 26 at 12:00 p.m.
\#1 Paul Braude (UMB) DEF. David Newton (LU) 6-1, 6-1 \#2 Eric Livingstone (UMB) DEF. Sonny Ljutica (LU) 6-0, 6-0 \#3 Anh-Phi Tran (UMB) DEF. Fran Cusick (LU) 6-3, 6-1 \#4 Amit Kumar (UMB) DEF. Peter Parrales (LU) 6-1, 6-0 \#5 Himanshu Dubey (UMB) DEF. Dory LeCount (LU) 6-0, 6-2 \#6 Thong Leng (UMB) DEF. Tyler Reeves (LU) 6-1, 6-1
\#1 Braude/Dara Chhan (UMB) DEF. Newton/Ljutica (LU) 8-2 Pro-Set \#2 Reinaldo Lopes/Dubey (UMB) DEF. Cusick/Alejandro Lazo (LU) 8-2 Pro-Set \#3 Leng/Colin Riddle (UMB) DEF. Parrales/Reeves (LU) 8-2 Pro-Set