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Bryant downs Northern Colorado, falls to Air Force

Bryant downs Northern Colorado, falls to Air Force

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Bryant University men's tennis team earned a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Northern Colorado on Friday afternoon at the United States Air Force Academy. Bryant fell to host Air Force in the second match of the day.   

Bryant is now 3-6 on its 10-game season-opening trip. The Bulldogs play their 10th and final match on Saturday evening against Weber St. 

Game Information
Bryant 4, Northern Colorado 3
Air Force 7, Bryant 0
Records: Bryant (3-6), Northern Colorado (1-2), Air Force (4-0)

How It Happened

  • Bryant was able to claim the doubles point against Northern Colorado, winning at 1 and 2.
  • Wilson Dong (Bradenton, Fla.) and Trent Massam (Wellington, New Zealand) won at 1, while Grant Pertile (Edgartown, Mass.) and Alexander Schou (Holte, Denmark) won at 2.
  • In singles, Massam and Schou completed perfect days, while Jorge Isaias Ortiz-Garcia (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) rallied to win in three sets at 3.
  • Ortiz-Garcia trailed for a majority of the third set before coming back to earn the win in the tiebreak.
  • Against Air Force, Dong and Massam were victorious at 1 doubles but the Falcons clinched the point at 2 and 3. 
  • In singles play, Andrew Pregel (Cincinnati, Ohio) went three sets at 4 and Anshumat Srivastava (Patna, India) went to a tiebreak in his first set at 6.  

Results (Northern Colorado)

Singles
No. 1 – Pease (UNC) def. Dong (BRY), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 – Massam (BRY) def. Arroyo (UNC), 7-6, 6-2
No. 3 – Ortiz-Garcia (BRY) def. Kenzlers (UNC), 5-7, 6-2, 7-6
No. 4 – Giesberts (UNC) def. Lorenz (UNC), 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 – Pudney (UNC) def. Burger (BRY), 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 – Schou (BRY) def. Exsted (UNC), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
No. 1 – Dong/Massam (BRY) def. Kenzlers/Pudney (UNC), 6-4
No. 2 – Pertile/Schou (BRY) def. Arroyo/Giesberts (UNC), 6-2
No. 3 – Pease/Wade (UNC) def. Ortiz-Garcia/Pregel (BRY), 6-3

Results (Air Force)

Singles
No. 1 – Hendrix (AF) def. Massam (BRY), 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 – Galvin (AF) def. Burger (BRY), 6-2, 7-5
No. 3 – Azuma (AF) def. Pertile (BRY), 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 – Waldman (AF) def. Pregel (BRY), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 – Bautista (AF) def. Forchetti (BRY), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – McKendree (AF) def. Srivastava (BRY), 7-6, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 – Dong/Massam (BRY) def. Bautista/Hendrix (AF), 6-4
No. 2 – Azuma/Waldman (AF) def. Schou/Pertile (BRY), 6-4
No. 3 – Galvin/McKendree (AF) def. Ortiz-Garcia/Corrado (BRY), 6-3

Up Next

The Bulldogs wrap up their weekend on Saturday evening against Weber St.