|MTEN: Pride Topped by Bryant, 5-2|
Providence, RI - The Pride won the doubles competition point but could only win one singles match as the Bryant Bulldogs defeated Hofstra, 5-2, in a non-conference match at the Brown University Indoor Tennis Center Friday night.
After Bryant's Dana Parziale and Connor Crowley defeated Pride seniors Tyler Allen and Jason Sinkoff, 8-0, at third doubles, the Pride responded with wins at first and second doubles to take the doubles point. Hofstra freshman Ari Richman and sophomore Adrien Bailly downed Zachary Morris and Peter Hart Callahan, 8-6 at first doubles and sophomores Matthew Gemmell and Antonio Pena defeated Juan Gonzalez-Paz and Ernesto Arguello, 9-7, at second doubles for the victory.
But Bryant won the first three singles matches to take a 3-1 lead as Bryant's Ernesto Arguello defeated Adrien Bailly, 6-3, 6-3 at fourth singles, Zachary Morris edged Antonio Pena, 7-5, 6-7 (7-3), 6-2 at first singles and Dana Parziale topped Ari Richman, 6-3, 6-7 (7-4), 6-1.
The Pride closed the deficit to 3-2 when Matthew Gemmell defeated Peter Hart Callahan, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 , at third singles.
But the Bulldogs closed out the match with wins at fifth and sixth singles as Juan Gonzalez-Paz defeated Jason Sinkoff, 6-1, 6-1, at fifth singles and Richard Sipala downed Laurent Octobre, 6-3, 6-1 at sixth singles for the final 5-2 score.
The Pride slipped to 2-5 on the season while Bryant improved to 6-4 on the year. Hofstra returns to action on Saturday, March 10 when they move down I-95 to face the Pioneers of Sacred Heart at Yale University. Match time is noon.
Bryant 5, Hofstra 2
1) Ari Richman and Adrien Bailly (H) def. Zachary Morris and Peter Hart Callahan (B), 8-6
2) Matthew Gemmell and Antonio Pena (H) def. Juan Gonzalez-Paz and Ernesto Arguello (B), 9-7
3) Dana Parziale and Connor Crowley (B) def. Tyler Allen and Jason Sinkoff (H), 8-0
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
1) Zachary Morris (B) def. Antonio Pena (H), 7-5, 6-7 (7-3), 6-2
2) Dana Parziale (B) def. Ari Richman (H), 6-3, 6-7 (7-4), 6-1
3) Matthew Gemmell (H) def. Peter Hart Callahan (B), 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
4) Ernesto Arguello (B) def. Adrien Bailly (H), 6-3, 6-3
5) Juan Gonzalez-Paz (B) def. Jason Sinkoff (H), 6-1, 6-1
6) Richard Sipala (B) def. Laurent Octobre (H), 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6