By Sports Editor Dylan Botehlo.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s tennis team opened their spring session of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, February 16th with a non-league matchup against Wheaton College.
Earlier, in the fall semester, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s tennis team dropped both dual-matchups against Eastern Nazarene and Stonehill. The match ups weren’t close either, with UMass Dartmouth falling to both teams in a 9-0 sweep.
With a semester to recuperate from two bad beats, the Corsairs were hoping to get the main portion of the season off to a better start. Unfortunately for them, it was more of the same. The Corsairs once again left the courts without scoring a single victory and now hold an 0-3 record after a trio of disastrous shutouts.
These results definitely weren’t expected by anyone in the Little East Conference, as the Corsairs were ranked third in the Little East pre-season coaches poll. There is still plenty of time for the team to turn their early season woes around and make a run at the Little East Conference championship this spring however.
The three defeats thus far have all come in non-league play and the Corsairs will still have one more left to play before finally getting a chance to play against a conference opponent in March against Castleton University.
The Corsairs will play that non-league game at home against Curry College on Wednesday, March 20th. Hopefully then, the Corsairs can secure their first victory of the season, or at the very least, record their first match point.