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Men's Tennis Drops 6-2 Non-League Dual-Match Decision To UMass Boston

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts, Cambridge, Mass.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--  Juniors Jovan Jordan-Whitter (Hamilton, Bermuda) and Paul Braude (West Yarmouth, Mass.) each posted wins in both singles and doubles play as UMass Boston collected its fourth straight victory with a 6-2 non-league college men’s tennis dual-match triumph over Suffolk Thursday evening on the Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts.

Braude won his match at the number two singles spot in three sets for the visiting Beacons (4-5) and teamed up with Jordan-Whitter for an 8-2 win at number one doubles.  Jordan-Whitter was one of three players to be victorious in straight sets in singles play for UMass Boston, as graduate student Matthias Busch (Bonn, Germany) and freshman Reinaldo Lopes (Brussels, Belgium) were also straight set winners at the number three and six spots, respectively, while junior Amit Kumar (Bangalore, India) joined Braude with a three-set singles victory of his own for the Beacons at the number five position.

Sophomore Jared Orkin (Newton, Mass.) posted a three-set triumph at the number four singles position in the setback for the host Rams (3-2), which also received an 8-3 win at the number three doubles spot from the tandem of junior Nisarg Patel (Chelsea, Mass.) and freshman Mike DeMoranville (Somerset, Mass.).

Suffolk heads to Providence, R.I. on Friday afternoon for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference dual-match with Johnson & Wales that begins at 3:30 p.m., while UMass Boston also heads to Providence for its next outing, a Little East Conference dual-match with Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon that begins at 1:00 p.m.

Singles Results
#1 Jovan Jordan-Whitter (UMB) def. Pedro Sirotsky (SUF)  6-3, 6-3
#2 Paul Braude (UMB) def. Chris Delisi (SUF)    7-5, 2-6, 6-2
#3 Matthias Busch (UMB) def. Justin Ayoub (SUF)   6-3, 6-3
#4 Jared Orkin (SUF) def. Ali Al-Sabbagh (UMB)    7-5, 4-6, 6-3
#5 Amit Kumar (UMB) def. Greg Garrison (SUF)    5-7, 6-4, 6-4
#6 Reinaldo Lopes (UMB) def. Ken Luong (SUF)    6-2, 6-2

Doubles Results
#1 Jordan-Whitter/Braude (UMB) def. Delisi/Pedro Soares (SUF)  8-2
#2 Match Not Played
#3 Mike DeMoranville/Nisarg Patel (SUF) def. Lopes/Al-Sabbagh (UMB) 8-3

Records Suffolk   3-2
  UMass Boston  4-5