Oct. 12, 2013
SMITHFIELD, R.I. -
Freshman Jay Leelavanich won both his singles and doubles matches, as the Boston University men's tennis team dropped a hard fought 6-1 decision at Bryant on Saturday afternoon.
Avenging last year's 6-1 road loss, the Bulldogs improve to 2-0, while the Terriers drop to 0-2.
For BU, the final result was not indicative of how close the teams played each other. All six Terriers in singles action won at least seven games in their respective match, and Bryant claimed the doubles point in a 9-7 thriller at the No. 2 slot.
Leelavanich remained perfect in singles at 8-0 with a 6-4, 7-6 victory in the No. 6 singles slot. In earlier doubles action at No. 3, he teamed with classmate Jake De Vries for an 8-5 win.
Sophomore Stefan Lemire and freshman Lucas Bombonatti dropped the exciting 9-7 match to Oliver Welsh and Joe Sterrey. Bryant won the top doubles contest, 8-5, against seniors Chanon Varapongsittikul and Jesse Frieder.
Following doubles, Varapngsittikul rebounded after losing the first set at No. 1 singles to force a third set but eventually fell to Dana Parziale, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.
Junior Emilio Teran suffered a similar fate, dropping a 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 decision at No. 5 singles to Christian Duarte. Frieder (#2), Lemire (#3) and freshman Mario Sandoval (#4) all won a combined seven games in their respective match but came up just short in straight defeats.
The Terriers will conclude the fall season at the ITA Regionals, which will begin Thursday (Oct. 17) at Yale.