Colonials drop regular-season finale to UMass Dartmouth, 7-2, but earn third seed in upcoming Little East Tournament

Seedings for LEC Tournament will not be official until confirmed by LEC officials
Seeding information below is an interpretation of the Men's Tennis Sport Code


DANBURY, CT (Apr. 28) — The Western Connecticut State University dropped a 7-2 decision to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. The Corsairs captured the Little East Conference regular-season title, and the Colonials earned the number three seed in the upcoming LEC Tournament, which begins on Tuesday.

UMass Dartmouth finished a perfect 6-0 in league action and are now 11-2 overall. It will be the top seed in the upcoming tournament and will host the winner of the #4 Southern Maine vs. #5 UMass Boston winner on Thursday at 3 pm.

Western, 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the league will host #6 seed Salem State University on Tuesday, May 1 at Westside Courts at 3 pm. The Colonials broke a three-way tie with USM and UMB by virtue of the third tie-breaker rule, most matches won in league play. The Colonials won 30 matches, while the Huskies captured 29 and the Beacons, 21.

After being swept in double action on Saturday, the Colonials' Troy Pandolfi (Danbury, CT) and Brian Bucknam (Woodbury, CT) each need a pro-set tie breaker to win his match. Pandolfi edged Karsten Rathlev (Winchester, MA), 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 at top singles while Bucknam came from behind to defeat Brian Lui (Medfield, MA), 3-6, 6-4, 10-4.

All other matches, listed below went in favor of the visiting Corsairs.

Tennis Match Results
UMass Dartmouth vs Western Connecticut Men
Apr 28, 2012 at Danbury, Conn.
(Westside Courts)

UMass Dartmouth 7, Western Connecticut Men 2

Singles competition
1. Troy Pandolfi (WCSU) def. Karsten Rathlev (UMDMT) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
2. Guillaume Cotte (UMDMT) def. Austin Werner (WCSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Brian Bucknam (WCSU) def. Brian Lui (UMDMT) 3-6, 6-4, 10-4
4. Brennan Dugas (UMDMT) def. Ryan Klem (WCSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Mike Parker (UMDMT) def. Kyle Wilson (WCSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Matt Bejtlich (UMDMT) def. Enea Dervishi (WCSU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Karsten Rathlev/Guillaume Cotte (UMDMT) def. Troy Pandolfi/Austin Werner (WCSU) 9-7
2. Brennan Dugas/Matt Bejtlich (UMDMT) def. Brian Bucknam/Ryan Klem (WCSU) 8-2
3. Brian Lui/Mike Parker (UMDMT) def. Kyle Wilson/Enea Dervishi (WCSU) 8-5

Match Notes:
UMass Dartmouth 11-2, 6-0 LEC
Western Connecticut Men 6-4, 3-3 LEC