Feb. 3, 2013
Competing in its first match of the new year, the Boston University men's tennis team rolled past Sacred Heart, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Track & Tennis Center. Winning five of the six singles matches in straight sets, the Terriers improve to 2-0, while the Pioneers drop to 1-4.
Since dropping a 5-2 decision to Sacred Heart back in 2010, BU has won the last three matches between the two squads by a combined score of 18-3.
Junior Jesse Frieder and sophomore Emilio Teran teamed together at No. 2 doubles for an 8-3 victory and then dropped a combined seven games in singles action. Frieder battled through the first set at in the No. 3 slot and then coasted in the second for the 6-4, 6-0 victory, while Teran claimed a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4.
After teaming with senior Michael Kopelman for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles, freshman Stefan Lemire easily dispatched his opponent at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-1.
Leading at No. 1 doubles when the match was halted due to BU already claiming the doubles point, senior Josh Friedman and sophomore Chanon Varapongsittikul claimed two more victories for the Terriers. Friedman earned a 6-2, 6-4 win in the No. 2 spot, and Varapongsittikul topped the Pioneers' No. 1 player, 6-3, 6-0.
Senior Alex Hallenbeck earned BU's final point at No. 6 singles by rallying from a set down for the 2-6, 6-4, 11-9 victory.
The Terriers will next hit the road for a 6 p.m. match at Dartmouth on Friday, Feb. 8.