Score: Merrimack 5, Assumption 1
Records: Assumption (6-6, 4-5 NE10); Merrimack (10-8, 7-2 NE10)
Location: North Andover, Mass. (North Andover High School)
The Lead: Seniors Chris Waung (Bolton, Conn./ East Catholic) and Marco Leung (Macao/ The International School of Macao) won the only match for the Hounds at No. 1 doubles but it was not enough as the Hounds fell 5-1 to Merrimack in the NE10 Semifinals.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Hounds fell 2-1 in doubles play. C. Waung and Leung defeated Mikhail Belov and Nick Majewski 8-4 while No. 3 doubles duo seniors Tom Knight (Wilbraham, Mass. /Minnechaug Regional) and Casey Hodor (North Kingstown, R.I. /Bishop Hendricken) fell 8-1 to Alex Slobin and Tayyab Sheikh. At No. 2 doubles junior Ryan Foster (Bloomfield, Conn./Classical Magnet) and sophomore Danny Waung (Bolton, Conn. / East Catholic) battled to force a tiebreaker with Frank Vega and Alex Fedorov but ultimately lost the match 9-8 (7-0).
- The Hounds were swept in three flights of singles play. Leung was defeated 6-1, 6-4 by Majewski at No. 3 singles, while D. Waung dropped 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles against Federov. Hodor was also defeated in two sets at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-1 to clinch the victory for the Warriors.