Men's Tennis Dominates Singles Play, Triumphs, 5-2, at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, N.Y.- Visiting UMBC captured five of six singles matches and defeated America East Conference foe Stony Brook, 5-2, at Stony Brook's University Courts.
All three doubles matches were tightly-contest, but the hosts won at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions to capture the point. Sophomore Daniel Gray (Bowie, Md./The Bullis School) and freshman Alex Drean (Bayonne, France) were victorious at the No. 3 position, 8-6.
UMBC recorded all five of their singles victories in straight sets. Drean and Gray continued their outstanding play, capturing the Nos. 4 and 6 singles matches respectively. Drean outlasted Marcelo Locatelli, 6-4, 6-2, while Gray won by the exact same margin over Vincius Degani.
Freshman Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md./National Connections Academy) led the Retrievers off by winning his sixth consecutive singles match, besting SBU's No. 1, Rick Timmermann, 6-3, 6-3.
Senior Gaulthier Berret (Lagny Sur Marne, France) posted UMBC's most decisive victory, overwhelming Jose Morales, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 3 position. Sophomore Kamal Patel (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) was the Retrievers' fifth victor in singles, defeating Robert Forai, 6-2, 6-4.
"The men came out flat in doubles, but really picked up the energy and dominated singles play," head coach Rob Hubbard said. "I am proud of the way they bounced back."
The Retrievers evened their record at 6-6 on the season.
UMBC returns to action on Friday, April 5, when they take on Howard in Washington, D.C.