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Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight; Retrievers Blank Morgan State, 7-0
The UMBC menís tennis team (5-1) extended its winning streak to four straight with a 7-0 victory defeating local rival Morgan State, 7-0, in a match played at Baltimore Fitness & Tennis Center in Pikesville, Maryland.
The Retrievers captured the doubles point, breezing in all three matches. In singles play, No. 1 senior Chris Meyer (New Market, Md.) won a first-set tie-breaker in his 7-6 (2), 6-2 victory over Kevon Charles. No. 5 senior Mwali Phiri (Yonkers, N.Y.), who combined with Meyer to triumph at No. 2 doubles, blanked his foe, Dwayne Thomas at No. 5 single, 6-0, 6-0.
All six of UMBCís singles matches were decided in straight sets.
UMBC returns to action on Friday, Feb. 19, when they take on nationally-ranked Yale at the U.S. Naval Academy.
UMBC 7, Morgan State 0
No. 1 Chris Meyer, UMBC def. Kevon Charles, M, 7-6 (2), 6-2
No 2. Fredi Voorman, UMBC def. Eric Ward, M, 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Gaulthier Berret, UMBC def. Dmitry Chekhatyy, M, 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Adam Duprat, UMBC def. Aaron Benjamin, M, 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Mwali Phiri, UMBC def. Dwayne Thomas, M, 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Joe Adewumi, UMBC def. Richard King, M, 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 Voorman/Allen Tsang, UMBC def. Charles/Ward, M, 8-0
No. 2 Meyer/Phiri, UMBC def. Chekhalatyy/Benjamin, M, 8-1
No. 3 Berret/Logan Bricker, UMBC def. Thomas/King, M, 8-2