On Thursday, April 14, the UMBC men's tennis team had a clean sweep in doubles and captured five singles wins to post a 6-1 victory over Mount St. Mary's.
At the third flight doubles, junior Biyik Akinshemoyin and sophomore Kevin Hsieh posted with an easy 6-1 win. Seniors Melker Svard and Eliott Loubatie took on the first flight and clinched the point with a 6-3 triumph, win while seniors Justin Carter and Alex Drean battled at the second flight and came away with a 7-6 victory versus the Mountaineers.
The Retrievers also dominated in singles with Carter defeating Austin Blake, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 slot, before Svard finished a tough battle versus the Mountaineers' Mateo DeSomocorcio 6-4, 7-6 at the second flight to put UMBC up, 3-1. Drean knocked off Louis Tonon, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, at the No. 3 position, clinching the match for the Retrievers.
Akinshemoyin also came up with a win at the fifth flight, 6-4, 7-6, while Loubatie continued as the team's strongest single's record this season with a dominating 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Darren Mast as the No. 4 position. Loubatie is now 11-6 in singles during the spring.
The Retrievers will host Harford Community College in an exhibition on Sunday and then will begin preparations for the MVC Championships in Wichita, Kansas, beginning on April 29.
UMBC 6, Mt. St. Mary's 1
Order of Finish: 3,1*,2
- Carter def. Blake, 6-3, 6-2
- Svard def. DeSomocurcio, 6-4, 7-6
- Drean def. Tonon, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
- Loubatie def. Mast, 6-1, 6-2
- Akinshemoyin, def. Wortholter 6-4, 7-6
- Landis def. Golla, 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish: 1,2,3*,4,6,5