Clark Ends Regular Season With Great Team Win, 5-4

Clark Ends Regular Season With Great Team Win, 5-4

Worcester, MA

The Cougars pulled out a nail biter today down at Corash Tennis Courts, defeating UMass-Boston by a score of 5-4. This win gives Clark two in a row going into the NEWMAC playoffs. With signs of great resiliency and determination going into their first round match-up, Coach Cahoon's team is ready for their next challenge. Clark ends the regular season with a record of 10-11. 

 

Doubles:

-Nicholas Mathieu (Topsham, ME) and his teammate Jack Han (Bakersfield, CA) were blanked in their No. 1 match, 8-0. 

-Clark took the No. 2 doubles match, 8-4. Max Schweitzer (West Hartford, CT) and Jacob Malicky (South Egremont, MA) represented the Cougars in that victory. 

-To help claim two of three doubles matches, Clark's Alex Hattenbach (Wilton, CT) and Nathan Kapiloff won their match by a score of 8-6. 

Singles:

-Mathieu retired in the second set of his No. 1 match, giving the point to UMass-Boston. 

-Clark's Han fell in his No. 2 match-up despite a three set battle. Han's lone set victory was the first set, 6-4. 

-In another three set match, Hattenbach was on the right side of this one for Clark. After losing the first set 6-3, Alex stood his ground and won the next two sets. Those sets finished 7-5 and 6-3. 

-Malicky claimed a big point for Clark in his straight set victory in the No. 4 match. 

-Today's game deciding match was the No. 5 match-up between Alex Nazaire (Elliot City, MD) and UMB's Raymond Platteel. Nazaire lost in the first set, 6-2. In the second set, Nazaire saved five match points in the second tie break to come back and win the set. After the tremendous comeback, Nazaire (also a Men's Basketball player) rode the momentum to a 6-2 finish of the third set. 

-No. 6 singles went to UMass-Boston. Josh Podolsky (Sudbury, MA) competed in the two set match for Clark. 

 

Up Next:

-It's playoff time for Clark! As the No. 5 seed, they will play at No. 4 Wheaton in the first round play-in game. Earlier this month Clark lost at Wheaton, but they look to avenge that defeat this weekend. That NEWMAC playoff match is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th at 12:00PM. 

-UMass-Boston takes their 10-6 receord to Rhode Island College this Saturday, April 27th for a 1:00PM match.