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Men's Tennis Advances to America East Title Match With 4-0 Win Over No. 3 Boston U.
Adam Duprat recorded wins in singles and doubles over Boston U.
New Haven, Conn. – The second-seeded UMBC men’s tennis team blanked No. 3 Boston U., 4-0, in the America East semifinal match held at the Yale Tennis Center.
The Retrievers advance to their second consecutive conference title match, where they will again face Binghamton. The top-seeded Bearcats defeated Stony Brook, 5-0, in the other semifinal match.
Tomorrow’s 11:00 a.m. final will be a rematch of last year’s title match. UMBC has competed in the title match in four of the past five seasons, winning the title in 2007 and finishing as runner-ups in 2008 and 2010.
In today’s match, UMBC (14-5) took the doubles point as the sophomore duo of Gaulthier Berret (Lagny Sur Marne, France) and Adam Duprat (Bobigny, France) opened with an 8-1 victory at the No. 3 position. The No. 2 team of senior Mwali Phiri (Yonkers,N.Y.) and junior Rasid Winklaar (Willmestad, Curacao) gave UMBC a 1-0 lead with an 8-4 victory over the Terrier duo of Frieder/Pendleton.
Durprat, Winklaar, and Berret cruised in singles play to propel UMBC to victory. Duprat defeated Brunet, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 4 position and his countryman edged Hallenbeck, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 5 position. Winklaar triumphed over Frieder, 6-2, 6-1 and the other matches were abandoned with the Retriever victory assured.
Binghamton defeated UMBC, 6-1, on April 2 in Baltimore. Berret recorded UMBC’s lone point in the match.