Men's Tennis Returns Home to Face Conference Foe Stony Brook on Saturday Morning

Men's Tennis Returns Home to Face Conference Foe Stony Brook on Saturday Morning

Men's Tennis: UMBC vs. Stony Brook Game Day Info:

WHO: UMBC (4-11, 1-0 MVC) vs. Stony Brook (3-4, 0-0 MVC)

WHEN: Saturday, March 26- 11:00 AM ET

WHERE:  UMBC Tennis Courts- Baltimore, MD.


Scouting the Retrievers (4-11, 1-0 MVC):

Although UMBC started off their conference season with a win versus Hartford, they are in the midst of a three-match losing streak. The Retrievers hope to reverse that streak in their second conference match of the season versus Stony Brook. In previous years, UMBC has defeated Stony Brook three out of four matches, one of which was a 6-1 victory from last year.

The Retrievers are led by seniors Justin Carter and Melker Svard, who also excelled last spring. Carter posted  a mark of 10-6 in singles and 8-3 in doubles, while Svard was 10-7 in singles and 11-5 in doubles.

So far this season, Carter competes in the top two singles flights with a 5-9 record, while Svard has seen action in the top three flights, also recording a 5-9 mark. Senior Elliott Loubatie has the team's top record at 7-6, while the Retrievers' other regular starters follow closely behind with senior Alex Drean at 6-7, and junior Biyik Akinshemoyin with a 5-7 slate.  

On the doubles side, Carter and Drean are likely to pair up in the first flight. On the second flight, Svard and Loubatie will most likely continue to match up. Overall, UMBC has a combined doubles record of 22-44.

Scouting the Seawolves (3-4, 0-0 MVC):

Stony Brook is entering this match coming off two losses and one win at the Yale Invitational. Their match versus UMBC is the first of their conference season. 

The Seawolves are a veteran team consisting of two seniors and five juniors-- with only two freshmen and one sophomore. SBU is led by junior Raphael Termat who competes at the first flight in singles (4-1) and second flight in doubles (4-1) with junior Kenzo Kauffmann. Freshman Samuel Taieb is one to watch competing at No.1 (1-1) and No.2 (2-3) flights for singles and the first flight for doubles (3-3) with senior Jose Morales.

So far the Nos. 3-6 flights for singles have combined 12-20 record to start off the season. The Seawolves' doubles teams have combined for a 11-8 record.

Up Next:

After UMBC's match against Stony Brook, the Retrievers' will take on George Mason at 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 30th at the UMBC Tennis Courts.