Men’s Tennis Completes Perfect Season in the Little East Conference
For the first time in UMass Boston history, all five spring sports teams have qualified for the postseason.
Thanks to freshman pitcher Emily Gray of New Bedford, the Beacons (15-25) clinched a spot in the postseason for the third year in a row. Gray threw her second collegiate shutout, earning the Beacons their first win against Rhode Island College since 1994. The Beacons are the sixth seed in the Little East Conference Tournament, which starts Thursday in Mansfield, Connecticut. UMass Boston will take on top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University at noon.
The Beacons’s (15-18) three wins this week were all shutouts, including a doubleheader sweep of Plymouth State University on Saturday. Pitchers Kyle Szatrowski of Agawam and Patrick Austin of Torrington, Connecticut, didn’t let the Panthers get on the board in either game. Junior pitcher Lucas Ilges threw a shutout of his own against the University of Southern Maine earlier in the week. The Beacons end their regular season on Tuesday with a game against Wheaton College.
The men’s tennis team (12-3) picked up their tenth straight win of the year against Bridgewater State University. They enter Thursday’s Little East Conference Tournament with a perfect record (6-0) in the conference. UMass Boston will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Bridgewater State University and Salem State University.
The Beacons (6-11) will be making their first trip to the Little East Conference Tournament since 2008. The fifth-seeded Beacons will play Plymouth State University on Tuesday.
Track and Field
The men’s and women’s teams both finished in fifth place overall at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet on Saturday. The Beacons recorded five program records and 34 personal bests.
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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