FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team snapped a two-match skid with a convincing 9-0 win against Hampden-Sydney College, played at the University of Mary Washington, on Sunday.
While the Gulls (4-7) earned the clean sweep, none of the nine wins came easily. Salisbury earned three narrow doubles wins, with the tightest contest coming at No. 2 where junior Adam Goldberger and senior Justin Smith won 9-8 (7-4).
Senior Daniel Barnas and freshman Daniel Albers picked up their sixth straight victory at No. 1 doubles, improving to 9-2 this season, with an 8-6 win while senior Curtis Quandt and freshman Nick Mancuso took an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles.
Three of the six singles victories for Salisbury needed a third-set super tie-breaker for a decision, with the Sea Gulls coming out on top in all three. Barnas earned a 4-6, 6-2, 10-6 win at No. 1 singles, Goldberger collected a 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 win at No. 4 and Smith emerged with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win at No. 6.
Mancuso won 6-4, 6-2 to improve his record to 4-1 this season at No. 5 singles. After going to a tie-breaker (8-6) to claim the first set, 7-6, at No. 3 singles, Quandt disposed of Hampden-Sydney's (3-4) Ian Sammler quickly in the second set, 6-0.
Albers took his match at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-4, to round out the Salisbury victories.
The Sea Gulls will get into the stretch run of their Capital Athletic Conference schedule next Saturday, April 7, taking on Stevenson University and Frostburg State University.