Sea Gulls top Southern Virginia, 8-1

Sea Gulls top Southern Virginia, 8-1

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team earned an 8-1 win at Southern Virginia University on Friday afternoon, in the first of consecutive Capital Athletic Conference road matches this weekend.

Salisbury (14-4, 4-1 CAC) was able to pick up all three doubles points, beginning with an 8-1 victory at No. 2 from freshmen Ian Siew and Matthew Ryan, while Sophomore Andrew Rainger and freshman William Niessner took an 8-3 win at No. 3.

The closest doubles match of the day came at No. 1, where freshmen Colt Williamson and Patrick MacLean collected an 8-5 victory.

Niessner surrendered just one game in singles play at No. 6, winning 6-1, 6-0, while Williamson won his first set 6-2 at No. 1 and finished off the win with a 6-0 second set.

All five of Salisbury's singles wins came in straight sets, with Ryan going for a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 4 and Rainger winning 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5. Salisbury's final point was at the No. 2 spot where Siew picked up a 7-5, 6-1 win.

The only point of the day for the Knights (8-6, 3-2 CAC) came at No. 3 where Tyler Clark knocked off MacLean 6-3, 6-2.

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m., at Frostburg State University in the team's final road conference match of the season.

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