DANBURY, CT - Matthew Carino (Sandy Hook, CT) captured victories at second-flight doubles, joining senior Chauncey Allers, and second singles while newcomer Rizve Ahmed (Danbury, CT) captured the team's other two points with wins at sixth singles and third doubles, with Myckland Cothias (Danbury, CT), but the Western Connecticut State University men's tennis team fell to visiting John Jay College, 5-4, at Westside Courts on Sunday afternoon.
The Colonials are now 1-6 on the season while the Bloodhounds improve to 2-3 after the non-conference match.
At fourth singles, Matt Kusaila (New Fairfield, CT) lost the first set, 6-0, but battled back to win the second set in a tiebreaker 7-5. With both teams watching the last set and cheering each other on, Kusaila ran out of gas and lost 6-2 in the decisive set to Sean Kim, clinching the victory for John Jay.
"This was a tough loss today, but with highlights worth noting," explained WestConn head coach Shawn Stillman. "The bottom half of the lineup is continuing to improve giving us two victories today. Kusaila demonstrated a great fight today and the experience will only make him stronger."
WestConn plays host to The College of New Rochelle on Wednesday, April 10. First serve is set for 4 pm.