HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team suffered its first loss of the 2012 season, falling 8-1 at Haverford College.
Salisbury (1-1) got its lone win of the day from the No. 1 doubles pair of senior Daniel Barnas and freshman Daniel Albers. The duo took down Haverford's Kevin Caulfield and Danny Himelstein 8-5 for the win.
In singles play, Barnas took Caulfield to the brink at No. 1 singles, bringing their match to three sets. Caulfield claimed the opening set 6-4, before Barnas took the second by the same score. The third-set super tie breaker took extra points before Caulfield earned the 14-12 victory.
Senior Justin Smith, at No. 5 singles, saw his match go to three sets, as well. Smith claimed the opening set 7-6 (7-5) before Haverford's (2-3) Jacob Weisenthal grabbed the second set 6-4, then the third-set super tie breaker, 10-5.
Albers fell in straight sets, but battled Natty Sergay to a 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) match at No. 2 singles.
The Sea Gulls will next be in action on the west coast as Salisbury travels to California for its annual spring break trip. The first match of the trip will be against Babson College on Monday, March 19, at 9 p.m., in Claremont, Calif.