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Men's Tennis Opens With Shutout Over Villanova; Drop Competitive Match to Nationally-Ranked William & Mary
The UMBC men's tennis team opens its 2010 spring schedule with a pair of matches at William & Mary The Retrievers opened with a 7-0 shutout over Villanova,and lost a hard-fought 6-1 decision to natoinally-ranked William & Mary.
Senior Fredi Voorman (Talinn, Estonia) highlighted UMBC's play. He posted a convincing 6-3, 6-0 win over Villanova's David Shaheen at No. 2 singles, then combined with sophomore Allen Tsang (Wellesley, Mass.) to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-6.
"The men had a very strong start to the season beginning with the match
against Villanova," head coach Rob Hubbard said. "Sweeping the doubles matches against Nova set the tone for the match as they carried the momentum into their singles and produced another sweep there. A victory over a team from the Big East is always a good thing."
Voorman posted UMBC's lone victory over the Tribe, triumphing over the host's Anton Andersson, 6-3,7-6, at No. 2 singles.
"They had to play to an even higher level Saturday against nationally
ranked William & Mary and they did," Hubbard said. "After three hotly contested doubles matches, the guys came out fired up for their singles and we almost pulled out five of the six singles matches. We know we can play with some of the best in
the country now and need to build from this experience. I am looking
forward to the upcoming matches in Pittsburgh (Duquesne and Youngstown
State) to see if we can continue the intensity level we played with at William
(See UMBC's schedule for results of all matches)