PROVIDENCE, RI – A Tiebreaker win during doubles were the difference between the Johnson & Wales University men's tennis team and Rhode Island College. The Anchormen took two out of the three doubles matches for the 5-4 win on Tuesday.
The loss dropped Johnson & Wales to 3-6 while the Anchormen improved to 11-3.
JWU had a 2-1 advantage following doubles, but nearly swept all three. After Gunnar Mahoney and Alexander Rohana won 8-5 at number two, Jack Hopkins and Robert Kliskey won the third doubles tiebreaker 8-4. The Anchormen pulled out a 9-7 tiebreaker at number one.
Unfortunately, Rhode Island College wrapped up the team victory with wins at one, four, five and six singles. Gianni Rodrigues won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at number two and Rohana picked up the 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory at number three.
JWU wraps up the regular season Thursday with a 3 p.m. match at Bridgewater State.
1. Cam Chadwick (RICMT) def. Ryan Schiele (JWU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Gianni Rodrigues (JWU) def. Brett Taggart (RICMT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Alexander Rohana (JWU) def. Alex Bourque (RICMT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Matt Gambardella (RICMT) def. Gunner Mahoney (JWU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Ethan Hoy (RICMT) def. Jack Hopkins (JWU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Alan Esposito (RICMT) def. Andrew Greenleaf (JWU) 6-2, 6-2
1. Brett Taggart/Alex Bourque (RICMT) def. Ryan Schiele/Gianni Rodrigues (JWUMT) 9-8 (9-7)
2. Alexander Rohana/Gunner Mahoney (JWUMT) def. Cam Chadwick/Chandler Scott (RICMT) 8-5
3. Jack Hopkins/Robert Kliskey (JWUMT) def. Matt Gambardella/Ethan Hoy (RICMT) 9-8 (4-8)
Johnson & Wales 3-6
Rhode Island College 11-3
Doubles Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
Singles Order of Finish: 6, 4, 1, 5, 2, 3