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The men’s tennis team (5-3) picked up two wins this week, including a 7-2 win Saturday over UMass Dartmouth, the defending Little East Conference (LEC) champions.
“To get to where we want to be, they’re a team we want to beat, so it feels good to get the win,” said senior co-captain Alex Loyer of Chelmsford.
The Beacons are off to their first 2-0 start in LEC play since 1991.
The Beacons (9-8) came back from a 5-0 deficit Sunday to beat St. Joseph’s College of Maine 11-5. UMass Boston scored all their runs in the seventh and eighth innings to move over the .500 mark for the first time this year. Junior Jose Pena of Boston and sophomore Kyle Thebado of Marlboro each had three-run home runs.
The softball team (5-17) continues to struggle. The team lost all six games in three doubleheader matchups this week.
Track and Field
Senior Anitra Kloczewiak of Newton set a program record for the second week in a row, breaking her own record in the hammer throw at the 2013 UMass Dartmouth Corsairs Invitational. Saturday’s toss of 113-08 feet was more than four feet better than the previous week’s performance. Senior Samara Faustin of Boston picked up two first-place finishes, in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.
The Beacons fell to 2-8 on the season with a 17-6 loss to MIT. The team will host an alumni day for UMass Boston and Boston State lacrosse alumni on April 20. The game against Salem State starts at 1 p.m. at Clark Athletic Center Field.
To watch a video recap of the week, go to the UMassBeacons YouTube channel.
To follow Beacons athletics all week long, visit www.beaconsathletics.com.
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