BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Suffolk men's tennis team suffered a 7-2 setback to Bridgewater State at the Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts Thursday afternoon.
SCORE: Suffolk 2, Bridgewater State 7
RECORDS: Suffolk (1-6) | Bridgewater State (2-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Bridgewater State got on the board with back-to-back doubles decisions on courts three and one, respectively. Suffolk's second pair of Nick Vaillancourt and Davis Altimonte cut the Bear's lead in half, however, as the freshman pair downed Jeff Pavao and Colin Lamusta, 8-6.
Bridgewater State began to pull away by taking courts five, six, and one to seal the win.
With the match already clinched to the Bears, Vaiilancourt bested Jeff Paivo 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 on court two for the final 7-2 margin.
- Nick Vaillancourt earned his second singles victory of the season, tied for best on the team, with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 win over Jeff Pavao.
1 – William Jones (Bridgewater State) defeated Chris Parnagian (Suffolk) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
2 – Nick Vaillancourt (Suffolk) defeated Jeff Pavao (Bridgewater State) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
3 – Colin Lamusta (Bridgewater State) defeated Rami Esrawi (Suffolk) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
4 – Joshua Bean (Bridgewater State) defeated Davis Altimonte (Suffolk) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
5 – Kendan DeBlois (Bridgewater State) defeated Ben Bricker (Suffolk) 6-0, 6-3
6 – Alexander Belinksy (Bridgewater State) defeated Hasan Esrawi (Suffolk) 6-1, 6-2
1 – William Jones/Alexander Belinsky (Bridgewater State) defeated Rami Esrawi/Chris Parnagian (Suffolk) 8-6
2 – Nick Vaillancourt/Davis Altimonte (Suffolk) defeated Jeff Pavao/Colin Lamusta (Bridgewater State) 8-6
3 – Joshua Bean/Kendan DeBlois (Bridgewater State) defeated Charles Tang/Hasan Esrawi (Suffolk) 8-2
ORDER OF FINISH: Singles (5,6,1,4,2,3), Doubles (3,1,2)
Suffolk is back in action on the road Saturday, April 7 when it visits GNAC foe Eastern Nazarene for a 1 p.m. first serve.