|THURSDAY, MARCH 28 // 5:00 PM
BUCKINGHAM, BROWNE & NICHOLS
EAST BOSTON, MASS.
Series Record // Tied, 4-4, Since 2009
BOSTON – Coming off its first victory of the season, the Suffolk men's tennis team hosts UMass Boston for a non-conference clash on Thursday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols.
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LAST TIME OUT
In its first road contest of the 2019 campaignthe Suffolk men's tennis team took down Albertus Magnus, 6-3, Tuesday night, for its first victory of the season.
Suffolk dropped its first three matches of the 2019 campaign before taking down Albertus-Magnus, 6-3, to move to 1-3 on the young season.
Chris Parnagian is the lone Ram with multiple singles victories with the senior going 2-2 from the second spot. Nick Vaillancourt (No. 4; 1-0), Charles Tang (No. 6; 1-1), Hasan Esrawi (No. 6; 1-1), Rami Esrawi (No. 3; 1-3), Ben Bricker (No. 4; 0-1 / No. 5; 1-1), and Davis Alimonte (No. 4; 0-2 / No. 5; 1-1) have also tallied at singles win this season.
After starting the season with an 8-1 victory over Salve Regina the Beacons have faltered in three straight matches to move to 1-3 on the year heading into Thursday's contest.
Nadish Shah has played three matches as the Beacons ace and owns a 1-2 record. Ray Platteel (1-3), who has played in the second, fourth, and fifth spots, played one outing at No. 1 and earned his lone victory in that positon.
Onkgoposte Mokoka (2-1) and Moon Adra (2-0) have been the most successful singles racquets for UMass. Adra has played exclusively on court six, while Mokoka has seen time at three, four, and six.
In doubles, the duo of Roy Platteel and Ray Platteel has been the most successful with a 1-0 record on court one.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Since 2009, the Rams are tied in the all-time meetings with the Beacons 4-4.
- Suffolk lost its last contest against UMass Boston 7-2 on March 30, 2017.
- The Rams will look to snap a four-match skid versus UMass Boston.
Suffolk remains at home as it hosts Johnson & Wales Saturday, March 30 at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols. The conference contest is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.