SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams each rolled to wins on Wednesday afternoon with the men taking down Hunter College, 9-0, before both teams blanked Capital Athletic Conference foe Wesley College, 9-0.
The men dropped just two games in taking the three doubles matches against Hunter. The No. 2 pair of senior Justin Smith and junior Adam Goldberger finished things first with an 8-0 victory. Senior Daniel Barnas and freshman Daniel Albers paired to win, 8-1, just minutes before senior Curtis Quandt and freshman Nick Mancuso closed out an 8-1 win at No. 3.
Salisbury claimed five singles wins in a hurry with Goldberger, Mancuso and Smith each picking up 6-0, 6-0 wins. Albers won 6-0, 6-1 and Quandt claimed a 6-2, 6-1 victory. The longest match of the day came at the top spot where Barnas outlasted Hunter's Luis Quintero. After Barnas won the opening set 6-4, Quintero claimed the second 6-1. Barnas was able to pick up the third-set super tie-breaker, and finish off the sweep, 10-7.
The men rolled in the second match of the day, against Wesley, with nine wins, allowing some Sea Gulls to see their first match action of the year.
Sophomore Shane Gunther and freshman Brandon Danganan teamed for an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles while sophomore Paul Berryman and freshman Ryan Indgjer came up with an 8-0 win at No. 3. Senior Arthur Jackson and sophomore Demetri Vrahnos won at No. 1 doubles, 8-4.
The same six players stayed on court for the singles matches, collecting six wins with Gunther, at No. 3, earning the only 6-0, 6-0 win for the Gulls (8-7, 5-1 CAC). Indgjer allowed just one game to his opponent at No. 6 while Vrahnos (No. 1) and Jackson (No. 2) surrendered just two games in their wins.
The women claimed a quick 9-0 win against Wesley (0-8, 0-7 CAC) with juniors Jillian Poppe and Elaina Iosue taking No. 1 doubles and junior Victoria Handlin and sophomore Charlotte Urian winning No. 2 doubles, both with 8-0 scores. Salisbury earned the third doubles point by forfeit.
Poppe, Iosue and Handlin collected the top-three singles matches, respectively, by 6-0, 6-0 scores. Urian was good for a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 and freshman Sam Babo picked up her first win of the year, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5. Salisbury (8-7, 5-1 CAC) claimed the No. 6 match by forfeit.
The Salisbury teams will be back in action, closing out CAC play, on Friday, April 13, at St. Mary's (Md.) College. Those matches are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Each match will determine the No. 2 seed in the upcoming CAC tournaments.