April 19, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. - The Army men's tennis team finished out regular-season play with a 5-2 Patriot League victory over Boston University in a match-up of conference unbeatens on Saturday afternoon at Harvard's Beren Tennis Center.
The Black Knights, who enter next weekend's Patriot League Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second season in a row, improve to 17-5 overall and 7-0 in the league, while the Terriers drop to 8-9 and 4-1. With the win, Army moves to 6-2 all-time against Boston University.
Army secured the doubles point after winning two of the three doubles matches. Boston University's top duo of Jesse Frieder and Chanon Varapongsittikul grabbed an 8-4 win, but senior Asika Isoh and junior Alex Van Velzer (No. 2) and sophomore Austin McCasin and freshman Kyle Barnes (No. 3) won by counts of 8-1 and 8-7, respectively.
Isoh posted a 6-3, 7-5 victory at the No. 1 singles position, and freshman Sam Lampman came away with a 6-3, 6-4 win in the second slot. Van Velzer nearly swept Boston University's Mario Sandoval at No. 4, winning 6-1, 6-0, while Barnes battled back from a first-set loss to win 3-6, 7-3, 11-9 in the fifth position. The Terriers managed victories in the No. 3 and No. 6 singles matches.
The Black Knights will return to action on Friday, April 25, when they will play in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals. Army will host the entire tournament that will run from April 24-27. A single first round match is scheduled for April 24, followed by quarterfinal (April 25), semifinal (April 26) and championship (April 27) matches.
Army 5, Boston University 2
1. Jesse Frieder/Chanon Varapongsittikul (B) def. Harrison McCormick/Grant Riechmann (A) 8-4
2. Asika Isoh/Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Stefan Lemire/Mario Sandoval (B) 8-1
3. Austin McCasin/Kyle Barnes (A) def. Jake De Vries/Jay Leelavanich (B) 8-7
1. Asika Isoh (A) def. Chanon Varapongsittikul (B) 6-3, 7-5
2. Sam Lampman (A) def. Jesse Frieder (B) 6-3, 6-4
3. Stefan Lemire (B) def. Grant Riechmann (A) 7-5, 6-4
4. Alex Van Velzer (A) def. Mario Sandoval (B) 6-1, 6-0
5. Kyle Barnes (A) def. Jay Leelavanich (B) 3-6, 7-3, 11-9
6. Lucas Bombonatti (B) def. Austin McCasin (A) 6-1, 6-3