WESTON, Mass.—Regis College jumped out to a 4-0 lead and hung on for a 7-2 win over UMass Boston men's tennis Sunday afternoon.
Regis College 7, UMass Boston 2
(UMass Boston 1-1)
(Regis College 5-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beacons couldn't overcome a 3-0 deficit after doubles play, as the Beacons dropped their first match of the season in their fall finale.
Shah, who was making his collegiate debut in the match, rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win at first singles over Regis' Sebastian Torres.
Adra closed out the day with a three-set victory at sixth singles. He took the first set 6-1, before falling 6-4 in the second set to Matt DaRosse. In the third-set super tiebreaker, Adra dropped just one point to win 6-1, 4-6, 10-1.
The Pride jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to strong play in all three doubles matches.
Regis won by identical 8-3 scores at both second and first doubles. In the closest of the three matches, Leandro Mang (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Jay Cyriaque (Boston, Mass.) fell 8-4 at third doubles.
The Pride added on a win at fifth singles, before Shah earned his first collegiate win at number one singles.
Regis wrapped up the match victory with a win at fourth singles and made it 6-0 with a win at number two singles.
In the other close singles match, freshman Roy Platteel (Holbrook, Mass.) fell 6-4, 6-4 at number three singles to Johnny Pallotta.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston is unbeaten at first and sixth singles this season. Adra leads the team with two singles wins and three overall victories.
- Shah is the fourth Beacon to make his collegiate debut this season.
- Regis improved to 3-0 all-time against UMass Boston with the victory.
The Beacons will be off until the spring portion of their season. UMass Boston will open the spring by traveling to take on defending Little East Conference Champions Salem State University in a rematch of last year's LEC Finals on March 23 at 1 p.m.