Men’s tennis sweeps UMES and Elizabethtown on Senior Day; Albers climbs to top of record book

Men’s tennis sweeps UMES and Elizabethtown on Senior Day; Albers climbs to top of record book

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team had a strong performance on Senior Day, as it took down Division I University of Maryland Eastern Shore 9-0 in the morning and defeated Elizabethtown College in another 9-0 win.

Salisbury 9, Maryland-Eastern Shore 0

Against UMES, the Sea Gulls started off by collecting three wins by default at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

At No. 1 doubles, the team of freshman Sean Ngo and junior Shanon Gunther collected an 8-0 win, while freshman Noah Orders and sophomore Grant Hudson earned an 8-0 victory at No. 2.

Salisbury continued its dominant performance into singles action, allowing only three total games to UMES.

Gunther notched a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1 and Ngo tallied a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No. 2 spot. Hudson recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles, while Orders cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4.

Salisbury 9, Elizabethtown 0

The Sea Gulls' strong play in the morning carried over to the afternoon as they did not miss a beat against the Blue Jays.

Senior Daniel Albers and junior Eric Spangler started off the day, teaming up for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles. With the victory, Albers now sits at No. 1 in program history in doubles wins, with 67 in his career. The win breaks a tie with Scott Burtzlaff (2007-10).

At No. 2 doubles, seniors Demetri Vrahnos and Adam Goldberger took an 8-2 victory, while Ngo and Gunther finished up doubles play with an 8-2 victory at the No. 3 spot.

Albers breezed past the competition in singles action, notching a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 and Spangler finished off Alex Machalick at No. 2 singles for a 6-0, 6-3 triumph.

At No. 3 singles, Vrahnos recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win, while Gunther played to a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4. Ngo and Goldberger closed out the scoring on the afternoon, with Ngo earning a 6-2, 6-0 win and Goldberger battling for a 6-3, 6-4 win.

The men will host Christopher Newport Unitversity at the SU Tennis Cours on Thursday, April 16 for their final match before the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. The winner will be the second-seeded team in the CAC tournament, hosting a semifinal rematch between the two programs next week. Thursday's match is set to begin at 2 p.m.

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