SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The close matches didn't break in favor of the Johnson & Wales University men's tennis team on Thursday. The Wildcats lost a 6-2 contest at Western New England.
The loss dropped Johnson & Wales to 4-2 while the Bears improved to 5-7
Taylor Farmer (Carmel, Ind.) got JWU its second point when he won 6-0, 6-4 over Michael Tran at number four singles. Dupee and Ryan Schiele (Lusby, Md.) pushed their matches to a third set, but the Bears came out on top both times.
The Wildcats travel across town to Rhode Island College on Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. match.
Western New England 6, Johnson & Wales 2
1. David Kalmer (WNE) vs. Andre Barbero (JWU) unfinished
2. Justin Kohut (WNE) def. Nicholas Auffret (JWU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Luke Surawski (WNE) def. Ryan Schiele (JWU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
4. Taylor Farmer (JWU) def. Michael Tran (WNE) 6-0, 6-4
5. Griffin Arnold (WNE) def. Tyler Dupee (JWU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Kevin Yawgel (WNE) def. Jack Hopkins (JWU) 6-1, 6-4
1. David Kalmer/Justin Kohut (WNE) def. Andre Barbero/Nicholas Auffret (JWU 8-3
2. Michael Tran/Luke Surawski (WNE) def. Ryan Schiele/Taylor Farmer (JWU) 8-5
3. Tyler Dupee/Jack Hopkins (JWU) def. Griffin Arnold/Nick Raschilla (WNE) 8-3