WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley won four of six singles matches after falling behind in doubles to post a 5-4 win over Adelphi on Friday in Northeast-10 men's tennis.
The Falcons dropped the first and third doubles matches, but senior Alec Spycher (Sarasota, Fla./Saint Stephens Episcopal) and freshman Raghav Tanna (Burlington, Mass./Burlington) prevented the sweep by besting Ryan Villarruel and Bryan Kallenberg in the second-flight by a score of 8-5.
Bentley then won the fifth, third and sixth singles matches to take a 4-2 lead. Spycher beat Adrish Tewarie 6-0, 6-2, Rodrigo Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Chapel School) defeated Villarruel by the same score, and Andrew Waddington (Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) bested Richard Fergeson 6-1, 7-6.
After Adelphi won the fourth-flight match to make the score 4-3, senior Zach Tuckman (Kinnelon, N.J./Morristown Beard School) rallied for a three set, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Chiwete Njokanma to clinch the match for Bentley.
The Falcons, 12-4 overall and 8-0 in the NE-10, next host Franklin Pierce on April 11 at 2:00 p.m.
At Waltham, Mass.
Bentley 5, Adelphi 4
1. Adrish Tewarie/Andreas Hammar (ADE) def. Rodrigo Ribeiro/Zach Tuckman (BEN) 9-8
2. Alec Spycher/Raghav Tanna (BEN) def. Ryan Villarruel/Bryan Kallenberg (ADE) 8-5
3. Chiwete Njokanma/Ryan White (ADE) def. Lucas Wever/Andrew Waddington (BEN) 9-7
1. Andreas Hammar (ADE) def. Lucas Wever (BEN) 7-6, 6-7, 10-5
2. Zach Tuckman (BEN) def. Chiwete Njokanma (ADE) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Rodrigo Ribeiro (BEN) def. Ryan Villarruel (ADE) 6-0, 6-2
4. Bryan Kallenberg (ADE) def. Jimmy Rindo (BEN) 6-3, 6-4
5. Alec Spycher (BEN) def. Adrish Tewarie (ADE) 6-0, 6-2
6. Andrew Waddington (BEN) def. Richard Fergeson (ADE) 6-1, 7-6
Adelphi University 5-9, 5-3 NE-10
Bentley 12-4, 8-0 NE-10