BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 non-conference decision to visiting Wentworth on Tuesday afternoon at blustery Rosen Memorial Tennis Court.
The visiting Leopards improve to 4-6 on the season, while the host Bears fall to 1-1.
Wentworth captured two of the three doubles matches and five of the six singles flights to secure the victory.
Sophomore Tyler Hall (Framingham, Mass.) and junior Alex Mularski (Auburn, Mass.) combined for an 8-0 victory at first doubles. Hall also won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, in the battle of the top singles players, while Mularski battled back from a set down to post a 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-6 victory at third singles.
The Leopards also received straight set wins by sophomore Jarrett North (Roanoke, Texas) at the second flight (6-3, 6-4) and classmate Tristan Maus (Mansfield, Mass.) at number four (6-1, 6-4). North and junior Mun Chet (Braintree, Mass.) teamed up for an 8-3 decision at third doubles. Sophomore Harrison Maki (Rutland, Mass.) came back from a set down to notch a 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at fifth singles.
The Bears' doubles paring of sophomore Jeff Pavao (Somerset, Mass.) and freshman Colin Lamusta (Lynnfield, Mass.) earned an 8-4 triumph at the second flight. Freshman Kendan DeBlois (Hadley, Mass.) recorded Bridgewater's loan singles point with a 6-2, 6-2 straight set decision at number six.
In upcoming action, the Bears head to Curry College on Wednesday afternoon for a 3:30 match with the Colonels. The Leopards, who have yet to play a match at home this season, travel to the Mt. Auburn Tennis Center on Thursday night to take on Lesley University at seven.