Men's Tennis Edged by Stony Brook, 4-3

The UMBC men's tennis team lost a narrow 4-3 decision to visiting America East Conference rival Stony Brook at the UMBC Tennis Courts on April 6.

The Retrievers had their two-match winning streak halted and slipped to 7-8 on the season. Stony Brook improved to 4-7 in the spring.

The Seawolves picked up the doubles point, but UMBC tied the match with victories at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions. Senior Joe Adewumi (Phoenix, Ariz.) dropped the first set, but then cruised past Francis Bertrand, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 2 slot and freshman Juan Manuel Aranzazu (Ibague, Colombia) overwhelmed Roope Kilaheimo, 6-4, 6-1.

UMBC junior Gaulthier Berret (Lagny Sur Marne, France) recorded UMBC's third point as he outlasted Stefan Ilic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, but the Retrievers could not pull out the Nos. 5 and 6 matches. Freshman Kamal Patel (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) took the first set off Robert Forai, but the SBU junior prevailed in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

UMBC completes the weekend of home action by welcoming Morgan State on Saturday afternoon.