April 30, 2011
GORHAM, Maine - Senior Zach Caron (North Conway, N.H./Kennett) and sophomore Jon Sproul (Bristol, Maine/Lincoln Academy) each battled their way to three-set victories in singles action to help preserve a 9-0 win for the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference tennis match against the UMass Boston Beacons Saturday afternoon at the Gorham High School courts in Gorham, Maine.
With the win, Southern Maine improves its record to 8-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference. The Beacons conclude their season at 1-11 and 0-5 in the conference.
After falling behind one set, 5-7, Caron defeated Beacon freshman Seth Shavers (Hyde Park, Mass./Academy of the Pacific Rim) 6-0, 6-0 at first singles for the 5-7, 6-0, 6-0 win. Sproul downed Beacon senior Himanshu Dubey (Lucknov, India/Medford (Mass.)) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in third singles.
The Huskies won all three doubles matches to head into the singles points confidently. Sproul and Caron combined for the toughest match of the day in doubles action defeating the UMass Boston tandem of Andrey Boguslavskiy (Volograd, Russia/Revere (Mass.)) and T. Legn (Phnom Penh, Cambodia/Revere (Mass.)) 8-5 at second doubles.
USM freshman Corey Dyke (Monmouth, Maine/Monmouth Academy) finished the week 4-0, earning a 6-1, 6-0 victory at sixth singles and combining with classmate Christopher G. Ross (Somerset, Mass.) for an 8-1 win at third doubles.
Southern Maine will return to action at home on Tuesday, May 4 (tba) in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Little East Conference tournament. The Huskies will be the fourth seed in the tournament and will face Bridgewater State.