Men's tennis earns 7-2 win over Washington College

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's tennis team defeated Washington (Md.) College, 7-2, Friday afternoon at the SU Tennis Courts.

Salisbury (13-8) got on the board quickly at No. 1 doubles as sophomore Daniel Albers and freshman Eric Spangler garnered a win, 8-2, over Vishnu Rajes and Marc Cywinski. At No. 3, junior Shane Gunther and sophomore Nick Mancuso added the second point for the maroon and gold, winning 8-2 over Andy Pearson and Joel Novick.

Dan Boate and Ryan Holtschneider captured the only point for the Shoremen in doubles action at No. 2, blanking senior Adam Goldberger and junior Demetri Vrahnos, 8-0.  

At No. 1 singles, Albers rolled 6-1, 6-0 over Rajes while Spangler dispatched Cywinski after a tough 6-4 first set win, earning a 6-0 second set win to take the match.

Goldberger won 6-4, 6-4 over Holtschneider at No. 4, while, at No. 6, Mancuso battled back from several deficits in the first set to take it in a tiebreak, 7-6. Mancuso then rolled 6-3 over Pearson to take the point for the maroon and gold.

At No. 4, Vrahnos fell 7-6 in the first set, denied by Boate in the tiebreak, before Boate was forced to retire due to injury with Vrahnos leading 4-3 in the second.

The Shoremen (5-9) earned their only singles point of the afternoon at No. 5 as Novick outlasted Gunther 7-5, 7-6 (7-5 in the tiebreak). Gunther fought back from being down 6-5 to force a tiebreak but fell two points shy, 7-5.

Salisbury returns to action at the SU Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon when it welcomes Haverford College for its final regular season contest of the season. The match is slated to start at 1 p.m.

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