April 18, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
The Army men's tennis team will look to rebound from a 4-3 setback to the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Thursday, when it faces Boston University in a road match on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Saturday will mark the first Patriot League contest between the Black Knights and the Terriers, as the 2013-14 academic year is Boston University's first as a member of the 10-team league.
The Last Meeting
March 1, 2013
West Point, N.Y.
Men's Tennis Dispatches BU 7-0
In what would be their final dual match as nonconference foes, Army defeated Boston University 7-0 in a men's tennis showdown on Friday afternoon at West Point's Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights needed just over two hours to hand the Terriers, who are set to join the Patriot League next season, their first loss of the season.
The winner of Saturday's match will earn the Patriot League regular season title, as both squads enter the tilt unbeaten in conference play. The winning side will also go into next weekend's conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. Army will host the Patriot League Tournament, with the four-day event spanning from April 24-27.
Army (16-5, 6-0 PL) watched its season-long eight-match winning streak come to an end, as it dropped a closely contested 4-3 decision to NJIT on April 17. The Black Knight's took the match's doubles point thanks to wins from freshmen Sam Lampman and Grant Riechmann and seniors Asika Isoh and Henry Jang-Milsten at the first and second positions, respectively.
The Black Knights and the Highlanders split the first four singles matches, with Army receiving victories from Lampman (No. 1) and classmate Kyle Barnes (No. 5), but NJIT took the final two tilts, at No. 4 and No. 2, to complete the come-from-behind win.
Boston University (8-8, 4-0 PL) has picked up three straight wins, most recently defeating Bucknell, 5-2, on April 6. Sophomore Stefan Lemire and freshman Mario Sandoval joined freshmen Jake De Vries and Jay Leelavanich in posting doubles wins for the Terriers, while Leelavanich, Lemire, senior Jesse Frieder and junior Emilio Teran notched singles victories.
Army holds a 5-2 advantage in its all-time series against Boston University, last defeating the Terriers, 7-0, on March 1, 2013 in West Point.