April 5, 2013

Men's tennis rolls to sixth straight win, 8-1, over Muhlenberg

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's tennis team won its six consecutive match, claiming an 8-1 win over Muhlenberg College Friday afternoon at the SU Tennis Courts.

In doubles action, the Sea Gulls (10-6) earned two wins over the Mules as sophomore Daniel Albers and freshman Eric Spangler rolled again, 8-2, at No. 1, while sophomore Nick Mancuso and junior Shane Gunther earned their second straight 8-1 win at No. 3.

Muhlenberg (2-2) earned its only point of the afternoon at No. 2 doubles, as Jason Teitelbaum and Eric Chavis defeated Salisbury's duo of junior Demetri Vrahnos and senior Adam Goldberger, 8-5, in a tight affair.

The Sea Gulls swept all six singles matches on their way to the victory. At No. 1, Albers overcame a 3-2 deficit in the first set against Daniel Lakhman to take the set 7-5. He then battled back in the second set as well from 5-4 down to earn a 7-6 victory, winning 7-1 in the tiebreaker to claim the match.

Gunther rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 straight-set win over Keith Beizer at No. 5, while freshman Aaron Heffley won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6.

At No. 2 singles, Spangler battled for a first-set win, 7-5, before pulling away in the second, 6-2 over Teitelbaum, and Vrahnos won 7-5 in the first and then rolled 6-0 in the second for the victory at No. 3.

Goldberger also turned in a workmanlike performance, earning a straight-set 6-2, 6-2 victory over Derrick Eng at No. 4.

Salisbury looks to continue its successful play tomorrow afternoon at Franklin &  Marshall College, when it travels to Lancaster, Pa., for a non-conference match, and its second straight against a Centennial Conference opponent. Franklin & Marshall is ranked No. 8 in the Atlantic South Region. That match is slated to begin at 3 p.m.

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