April 27, 2010
SALEM, MA - The Salem State College men's tennis team swept all nine matches to easily defeat visiting University of Massachusetts Boston, 9-0, in a Little East Conference match on Tuesday afternoon in Salem, MA. The match was originally scheduled to be hosted by UMass Boston, but the inclement weather forced the match to be relocated to Salem State's indoor venue.
The Vikings (6-6) ran off their third straight win to remain unbeaten in conference play at 5-0. The Beacons (1-11) dropped to 0-4 in the Little East Conference.
Senior Adrien Malosse continued to dominate at first singles, easily defeating sophomore T. Leng (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) 6-0, 6-0. Rob Random and Alex Eisath kept the momentum going at second and third singles, winning in straight sets over freshman Ryan Swann (Warren, VT) and junior Himanshu Dubey (Lucknow, India). Josh Giller, Shawn Dowen, and Johan DaSilva did not lose a set as the Vikings swept all six singles matches.
Malosse and Eisath teamed up to defeat Leng and Swann 8-1 in first doubles to lead the Vikings to a shutout. Random and Dowen won their second doubles match of the season with an 8-3 decision over Dubey and freshman John Tran Nguyen (Revere, MA). Finally, Giller and DaSilva defeated junior Andrey Boguslavskiy (Vogograd, Russia) and El Jan Daulo (Koronadal City, Philippines) 8-1 to keep Salem State's Little East title hopes alive. Boguslavskiy fell to Dowen at fifth singles, 6-4, 6-1, to give him six games won on the day to lead UMB.
Salem State will next host Suffolk University in a non-conference match on Thursday, April 29th at 3:00 PM., while UMass Boston travels to Quincy, MA on April 29 for a 3:30 p.m. match with Eastern Nazarene College.
Singles competition 1. Adrien Malosse (SSC) def. T. Leng (UMBMT) 6-0, 6-0 2. Rob Random (SSC) def. Ryan Swann (UMBMT) 6-2, 6-1 3. Alex Eisath (SSC) def. Himanshu Dubey (UMBMT) 6-2, 6-0 4. Josh Giller (SSC) def. John Tran Nguyen (UMBMT) 6-1, 6-0 5. Shawn Dowen (SSC) def. Andrey Boguslavskiy (UMBMT) 6-4, 6-1 6. Johan DaSilva (SSC) def. Brian Sou (UMBMT) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition 1. Adrien Malosse/Alex Eisath (SSC) def. T. Leng/Ryan Swann (UMBMT) 8-1 2. Rob Random/Shawn Dowen (SSC) def. Himanshu Dubey/John Tran Nguyen (UMBMT) 8-3 3. Josh Giller/Johan DaSilva (SSC) def. Andrey Boguslavskiy/El Jan Daulo (UMBMT) 8-1