CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Suffolk men's tennis team could not hold off a single surge by UMass Boston as the Beacons won five of the six singles courts to take down the Rams, 6-3, Thursday at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols.
SCORE: Suffolk 3, UMass Boston 6
RECORDS: Suffolk (1-2) | UMass Boston (3-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
UMass Boston got on the board first before Suffolk used identical 8-6 victories on doubles courts two and three to take a 2-1 edge into singles action. On court two Omar Azzaoui and Chris Parnagian downed Josh Bhasin and Guang Huang, while Rami Esrawi and Charles Tang took down Onkgopotse Mokoka and Tin Tranin the third position.
Ariel Ilarslan Russo grabbed his second victory as Suffolk's ace in as many outings and in as many tries to make it a 3-1 Rams contest. The freshman defeated Austin DeLasse, 6-1, 6-4.
It was all Beacons black-and-blue from there as they won the final five singles matches to take the 6-3 non-conference contest.
- Ilarslan Russo moved to 2-0 on the top singles court.
- The double teams of Azzaoui/Parnagian and Esrawi and Tang competed for the first time in 2018 and moved to 1-0.
1 – Ariel Ilarslan Russo (Suffolk) defeated Austin DeLasse (UMass Boston), 6-1, 6-4
2 – Miguel Beltran (UMass Boston) defeated Omar Azzaoui (Suffolk), 6-2, 6-1
3 – Josh Bhasin (UMass Boston) defeated Mike DeFelice (Suffolk), 5-7, 6-0, 6-4
4 – Sanshrut Sharma (UMass Boston) defeated Chris Parnagian (Suffolk), 6-4, 6-3
5 – Onkgopotse Mokoka (UMass Boston) defeated Rami Esrawi (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-0
6 – Tin Tran (UMass Boston) defeated Kevin Greenman (Suffolk), 6-2, 6-2
1 – Miguel Beltran/Austin DeLasse (UMass Boston) defeated Ariel Ilarslan Russo/Mike DeFelice (Suffolk), 8-4
2 – Omar Azzaoui/Chris Parnagian (Suffolk) defeated Josh Bhasin/Guang Huang (UMass Boston), 8-6
3 – Rami Esrawi/Charles Tang (Suffolk) defeated Onkgopotse Mokoka/Tin Tran (UMass Boston), 8-6
ORDER OF FINISH (D) 1,2, 3 (S) 1,2,4,5,6, 3
Suffolk takes one day rest before wrapping up March action and its four-match homestand Saturday, March 31 with a 12 p.m. non-conference contests against Emerson.