Men’s tennis back in win column with 8-1 victory over Drew

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The Salisbury University men's tennis team snapped a four-match skid on Sunday morning, defeating Drew University, 8-1, in a neutral site match played at Virginia Wesleyan College.

Salisbury opened the day by sweeping the doubles matches beginning with the No. 1 pair of sophomore Daniel Albers and freshman Eric Spangler bouncing back from yesterday's defeat, downing Raul Smego and Adam Clark, 8-4.

The No. 2 duo of junior Demetri Vrahnos and senior Adam Goldberger held off the strong challenge of Vinny Mahon and Hunter Lathrop, 9-7, while sophomore Nick Mancuso and freshman Aaron Heffley dominated at No. 3, defeating the Rangers' duo of Derrick McMullen and Scott Vander Veen, 8-4.

In singles, the Sea Gulls (2-4) received strong three-set efforts at No. 1, as Albers outlasted Smego 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and at No. 4, as Goldberger rallied after dropping the first set 4-6 to take the final two, 6-4, 6-2 over Clark.

Vrahnos returned to form at No. 3, rolling to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Mahon, Mancuso ran by Vander Veen 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5, and Heffley cruised to victory, dropping only one game 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 over McMullen.

The Rangers (2-3) got their only point of the day at No. 2 singles as Spangler fell 6-1, 6-4 to Hunter Lathrop.

Salisbury will be back in action for their first home match of the season, Wednesday, March 13 when they battle Capital Athletic Conference foe York (Pa.) College. The match is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m., at the SU Tennis Courts.

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