|TUESDAY, APRIL 16 // 6:00 PM
NORTH READING HIGH SCHOOL
NORTH READING, MASS.
Series Record // Suffolk Leads, 2-0, Since 2007
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 // 4:30 PM
Series Record // Suffolk Trails, 0-1, Since 2018
|THURSDAY, APRIL 18 // 3:30 PM
UMD Tennis Courts
Series Record // Suffolk Trails, 1-2, Since 2012
BOSTON – The Suffolk men's tennis team has a hectic week ahead with three matches over three days.
The Rams will first host Lesley Tuesday, April 16 at North Reading High School at 6 p.m., before making trips to Regis and UMass Dartmouth Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18, respectively.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk men's tennis team stumbled at Salem State as the Vikings defeated the Rams 9-0 at the Viking Central Campus Tennis Courts April 11.
MORE READING: Salem State Routs Men's Tennis, 9-0
Suffolk has dropped its last five outings to dip to 1-8 on the year.
Freshmen Nick Vaillancourt and Hasan Esrawi have been bright spots for Rams in singles play. Vaillancourt brings in wins in the second (1-2) and fourth spots (1-2), respectively, while Hasan Esrawi owns two victories exclusively in the sixth slot (2-4).
In doubles, the partnership of Vaillancourt and Davis Altimonte has been the most consistent. The pair enters the week with a 1-1 record exclusively in the second spot.
Lesley has dropped its last seven matches, including an 8-1 setback to Thomas, to sit 0-7 on the year. The Lynx are set to visit Nichols on Patriots Day prior to the Tuesday tilt with Suffolk.
William Sgro has been the primary ace for Lynx in singles matches this season and has partnered with Beowulf Urban as Lesley's top tandem for four matches.
Patrick Corcoran has been the most successful racquet for the Lynx, scattering three wins over seven matches in the third, fourth and fifth spots.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- The Rams are 2-0 against the Lynx dating back to 2017.
- Suffolk last defeated Lesley 8-1 on April 3, 2018.
Regis sits at 7-10 on the year and is coming off of a 5-4 win over conference foe Colby Sawyer. The Pride will face off against UMass Dartmouth before hosting Suffolk.
Three different racquets have seen time at the top spot for the Pride. Sebastian Torres has seen the most time as Regis' ace and brings in a 3-12 overall record into Wednesday.
Torres is a crucial part to the Pride's top tandem as he has teamed up with Luke Horton for six of Regis' matches this season. The partnership sits 5-1 overall.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Regis played for the first-time last season with the Pride coming out on top, 7-2.
CORSAIRS CATCH UP
UMass Dartmouth heads into the week 6-7 overall after defeating Bridgewater State, 8-1, in its last outing. The Corsairs will take on Suffolk's GNAC foes Regis before facing the Rams Thursday.
Eli Brooks has played all 13 matches as the Corsairs ace and boasts a 3-10 record. Dan Botelho has been the most successful singles player for Dartmouth; he owns a 4-0 record on courts three and six, respectively.
In doubles, Brooks and Baylen Harper combine for the best tandem with a 7-2 ledger all in the second spot.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Since 2016, Suffolk trails the all-time series versus UMass Dartmouth, 1-2.
- The Rams lone win over the Corsairs came in 8-1 fashion on April 19, 2018.
Suffolk takes on day off before entertaining Norwich on Saturday, April 20 at the Woburn Racquet Club. First serve is set for 1:00 p.m.