April 28, 2009
BRIDGEWATER, MA - The Bridgewater State College men's tennis team knocked off visiting University of Massachusetts Boston, 5-1, in Little East Conference Tournament quarterfinal action this afternoon at the Dr. Henry Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts in Bridgewater, MA.
The Bears won all three doubles flights and then picked up wins at number one and number five singles to take the match. Once BSC tallied the necessary five points to win, the match was halted with three singles flights still in progress.
Bridgewater (11-6) will advance to the tournament semifinal round which will take place on Saturday at Salem State College. The third-seeded Bears will take on second-seeded UMass Dartmouth. UMass Dartmouth knocked off Rhode Island College, 5-0, in its quarterfinal round match. UMass Boston completes the 2009 season with a record of 3-10.
Senior Matt Charest (Somerset, MA) and freshman Duncan Yarworth (Wrentham, MA) teamed up for an 8-5 win at first doubles for the Bears over seniors Paul Braude (West Yarmouth, MA) and Eric Livingstone (Franklin, MA). BSC also got doubles victories at number two from sophomores David Campbell (Vineyard Haven, MA) and Justin Lipomi (Lowell, MA) over sophomore Reinaldo Lopes (Brussels, Belgium) and senior Ali Al-Sabbagh (West Roxbury, MA), and at number three from senior Brendon Barbo (Yarmouthport, MA) and sophomore Nick Amrose (Arlington, MA) over the tandem of senior Amit Kumar (Bangalore, India) and freshman Dara Chhan (Phnom Penh, Cambodia).
Needing just two wins in singles play, the Bears got the points they would need from Charest and Campbell. In the top flight battle, Charest defeated Braude in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Campbell also won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, as he captured the fifth singles match over Kumar.
The lone victory for UMass Boston came at fourth singles. Lopes knocked off BSC freshman Mike Zagame (Uxbridge, MA) in straights sets, 6-1, 6-2.
\#1 Matt Charest (BSC) DEF. Paul Braude (UMB) 6-2, 6-2 \#2 Eric Livingstone (UMB) LED Duncan Yarworth (BSC) 6-3, 3-6, 2-1 (DNF) \#3 Anh-Phi Tran (UMB) LED Justin Lipomi (BSC) 7-5, 6-6 (2-4) (DNF) \#4 Reinaldo Lopes (UMB) DEF. Mike Zagame (BSC) 6-1, 6-2 \#5 David Campbell (BSC) DEF. Amit Kumar (UMB) 6-2, 6-2 \#6 Dara Chhan (UMB) LED Brendon Barbo (BSC) 7-5, 3-4 (DNF)
\#1 Charest/Yarworth (BSC) DEF. Braude/Livingstone (UMB) 8-5 Pro-Set \#2 Campbell/Lipomi (BSC) DEF. Lopes/Ali Al-Sabbagh (UMB) 8-4 Pro-Set \#3 Barbo/Nick Amrose (BSC) DEF.. Kumar/Chhan (UMB) 8-5 Pro-Set