The Week in Beacons Sports: Men’s Tennis Sweeps Conference Honors

Office of Communications | April 01, 2014
The Week in Beacons Sports: Men’s Tennis Sweeps Conference Honors

Men’s Tennis Picks Up First Win of the Season

The men’s tennis team (1-5) picked up both weekly Little East Conference (LEC) honors on Monday. Senior Sean Cullen of Medway was named the LEC Player of the Week and senior Mark Grinhaus was named the Rookie of the Week. Both players won their matches Thursday as UMass Boston defeated Eastern Nazarene College, 5-4. Saturday’s match against the University of Southern Maine was not completed due to heavy rain.

Track and Field
Three Beacons earned weekly conference honors after strong showings at the Tufts University Snowflake Classic. Junior Carl Joseph of Brockton came in first place in the high jump on Saturday with a mark of 6-09.00 feet. Freshman Taylor Smith of Burlington came in first in the discus with a throw of 115-08 feet. Sophomore Hulerie McGuffie of Lynn took first place in the 200-meter dash and came in second in the 100-meter dash. The team competes in the Ramapo College Roadrunner Invitational this weekend in Mahwah, New Jersey.

The Beacons (6-4) won both their games this week. For his efforts, sophomore goalie Craig Freehill of Norwell was named the LEC Goalie of the Week. Saturday’s 11-8 win over Salem State University marked the first time since the 2007 season that the Beacons opened conference play with a win. The Beacons host Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Beacons (3-8) host Wheaton College for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. today. This past week the Beacons were 1-3. Their 10-8 win was part of a doubleheader against Bridgewater State University.

The Beacons (6-5) split a doubleheader with Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday. The team returns to action on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Westfield State University.

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