SU breezes by Hood to move on

SALISBURY, Md.- The second-seeded Salisbury University men's tennis team played host to No. 7 seed Hood College Monday afternoon in a first round Capital Athletic Conference tournament match. The Sea Gulls rank, No. 8 in the Atlantic South Region, earned the victory as they swept the undermanned Blazers, 9-0.

Salisbury (15-6, 6-1 CAC) was led by freshmen Evan Thomas (18-2), Jason Williams (7-3) and junior Dean Sonetirot (3-0) who all won their singles matches in straight sets. Thomas played his first match in the No. 1 spot and improved his team-high win streak to three matches. With the victory Williams is now 4-0 in matches where he has started in the No. 2 through No. 5 spot. Hood (5-11, 1-5 CAC) had to forfeit three singles and one doubles match.

SU continued its dominance in doubles behind the teams of junior Brendan Kincaid and Thomas and senior Sean Larson with sophomore Shane Barry. Kincaid and Thomas were paired up for the first time this year and rolled to an 8-0 win. Kincaid is now 15-4 in No. 1 doubles as he has been the most consistent Sea Gull in doubles action. Larson and Barry upped their record to 2-3 as they won their first No. 2 doubles match.

Salisbury will move on to the CAC semifinals to play the winner of No. 3 seeded York (Pa.) College or No. 6 seeded St. Mary's (Md.) College which was postponed on Monday. The Gulls will host the winner on April 19. SU blanked YCP and SMC 9-0 in each of their match ups this season.

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