CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Suffolk men's tennis team wrapped up a four-match homestand Saturday with a 6-3 victory over Boston Commons neighbor Emerson at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols.
SCORE: Suffolk 6, Emerson 3
RECORDS: Suffolk (2-2) | Emerson (1-8)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Suffolk won all three doubles matches by 8-6 decisions to take a 3-0 lead into singles action where the Rams locked up the match with victories on the first and second courts, respectively.
With the triumph already secured, the Lions took courts four three and six, before Charles Tang took down Shawn Lee in the sixth spot, 8-4, for Suffolk's final points after the afternoon.
- Suffolk opened the season 2-2 for the first time since 2016.
- Ariel Ilarslan Russo improved to 3-0 as the Rams' ace this season.
- The doubles tandem of Kevin Greenman andRami Esrawi improved to 3-0 on the year.
- Ilarslan Russo and Omar Azzaoui and Chris Parnagian and Charles Tang teamed up for the first time in doubles play with both partnerships moving to 1-0 on the season.
1 – Ariel Ilarslan Russo (Suffolk) defeated Dan Okin (Emerson), 6-2, 6-2
2 – Omar Azaoui (Suffolk) defeated Brock Higley (Emerson), 6-1, 7-5
3 – Thomas McCorkle (Emerson) defeated Chris Parnagian (Suffolk), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
4 – Bernardo Garza (Emerson) defeated Kevin Greenman (Suffolk), 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
5 – Dylan Freedman (Emerson) defeated Rami Esrawi (Suffolk), 2-6, 7-5, 10-3
6 – Charles Tang (Suffolk) defeated Shawn Lee (Emerson), 8-4
1 – Ariel Ilarslan Russo/Omar Azzaoui (Suffiolk) defeated Dan Okin/Brock Higley (Emerson), 8-6
2 – Chris Parnagian/Charles Tang (Suffolk) defeated Thomas McCrokle/Dylan Freeman (Emerson), 8-6
3 – Kevin Greenman/Rami Esrawi (Suffolk) defeated Bernardo Garza/Shawn Lee (Emerson), 8-6
ORDER OF FINISH(D) 2, 1, 3 (S) 1, 2, 4, 3, 6, 5
Suffolk will hit the road for the first time in 2018 Tuesday, April 3 when it visits Lesley.