Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight Match

Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight Match

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State College men's tennis team earned their third straight win as the Bears downed Little East Conference foe Rhode Island College, 7-2, this afternoon from the Dr. Henry Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts in Bridgewater.

Bridgewater (5-5) captured five of the six singles matches and two of the three doubles flights to come away with the conference victory.  The Bears are now 2-3 in Little East play this season. RIC falls to 5-6 overall and 1-4 in the LEC.

Junior co-captain Matt Charest (Somerset, MA) and senior co-captain Barry Gorman (Hopedale, Ma) led the Bears to the win over the Anchormen.

Charest won in straight sets at first flight singles, 6-0, 6-0.  He also teamed with junior Giovanni Cuscina (Mansfield, MA) for an 8-1 victory at first doubles. Cuscina won his singles match in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, at the third flight.

Gorman won his tenth straight singles match as he remains undefeated in singles play this season.  Competing at the second flight, Gorman battled to a three set win, 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.  He teamed up with junior Brendon Barbo (Yarmouthport, MA) for an 8-0 victory at second doubles. Barbo posted a three set win at fifth flight singles, 7-5, 0-6, 6-1.

Freshmen Gonzalo Gomez (Wilmington, VT) rounded out the other singles winner for the Bears at the fourth flight. Gomez battled to a straight set win, 6-0, 7-6.  The final set was decided by a 7-2 tie-breaker.

BSC travels to Curry College on Monday afternoon for a 3:30 non-conference match with the Colonels.


Singles Matches



1) Matt Charest (BSC) Def. Lorne Teeter (RIC)


6-0, 6-0

2) Barry Gorman (BSC) Def. Nathan Rebello (RIC)


6-0, 2-6, 6-2

3) Giovanni Cuscina (BSC) Def. Eric Boffa (RIC)


6-3, 1-6, 6-1

4) Gonzalo Gomez (BSC) Def. Rich Truchon (RIC)


6-0, 7-6 (7-2)

5) Brendon Barbo (BSC) Def. David Haggerty (RIC)                 


7-5, 0-6, 6-1

6) Michael Aiello (RIC) Def. Justin Lipomi (BSC)


4-6, 2-6




Doubles Matches



1) Charest/Cuscina (BSC) Def. Boffa, Tom Lapierre (RIC)



2) Gorman/Barbo (BSC) Def. Rebello/Aiello (RIC)



3) Peter/Haggerty (RIC) Def. Lipomi/Jonathan Bouchard (BSC)