With the win, UMass Boston improves to 2-0 in the Little East and 4-6 overall. The Beacons have won four out of their last five matches. Southern Maine dips to 0-2 in the conference and 0-6 overall.
Curley and Holland combined for an 8-4 win at first doubles defeating junior Austin DeLasse (Mexico City, Mexico/Shrewsbury) and freshman Alexander Cornerchero (Brookline, Mass.) at the top of the lineup, but the Beacons captured the second and third doubles points to take a 2-1 lead into singles action.
Curley and Holland put together a pair of solid wins at first and second singles respectively, but it wasn't enough as the Beacons swept the third through six position for the 6-3 win. Curley defeated DeLasse with a strong 6-2, 6-3 victory, while Holland battled back from a deficit to defeat sophomore Josh Bhasin (Tulsa, Okla./Strawberry Fields) 6-7, 7-6, 10-7 at second singles. UMass Boston had a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins at fourth and fifth singles and earned a win by forfeit in the final slot.
Southern Maine hosts Salem State in a Little East Conference match on Tuesday (3:00 p.m.). UMass Boston hosts Johnson & Wales in a non-conference match on Tuesday (3:00 p.m.)