BALTIMORE – The UMBC men's tennis team did not drop a set in a 7-0 victory over local rival Morgan State at Greenspring Racquet Club.
The Retrievers have won four of their last five matches and stand at 5-3 on the campaign.
Juniors Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md.) and Eliott Loubatie (Paris, France) set the tone for the match with a 6-0 blanking of their foes at No. 3 doubles. Juniors Melker Svard (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Jaan Kononov (Talinn, Estonia) clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 triumph over Erick Ward and Treajh Ferguson.
Loubatie went 18-for-18 in games played as he cruised at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0. His doubles partner, Carter finished second in singles, besting Lucas Krusinski, 6-2, 6-1. Svard clinched the match for the Retrievers at the No. 3 flight, upending Felix Andre, 6-0, 6-2.
The Retrievers get the day off tomorrow before meeting up with VCU in Richmond, Va. on Sunday.
UMBC 7, Morgan State 0
1) Kononov/Svard (UMBC) def. Ward/Ferguson, (MS) 6-4
2) Gray/Drean (UMBC) def. Krusinski/Andre (MS) 6-2
3) Carter/Loubatie (UMBC) def. Jay/Sathyanarayanan, 6-0
Order of finish: 3,1*,2
1) Jaan Kononov (UMBC) def. Erick Ward (MS), 6-2, 6-2
2) Justin Carter (UMBC) def. Lucas Krusinski (MS), 6-2, 6-1
3) Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Felix Andre (MS), 6-0, 6-2
4) Alex Drean (UMBC) def. Treajh Ferguson (MS), 6-3, 6-3
5) Eliott Loubatie (UMBC) def. William Jay (MS) 6-0, 6-0
6) Daniel Gray (UMBC) def. Sagar Sathyanarayanan, 6-0, 6-4
Order of Finish: 5,2,3*,1,4,6