SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 14 Salisbury University men's tennis team earned a convincing 9-0 win in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Tuesday afternoon against York (Pa.) College.
The Sea Gulls (14-6) earned three quick wins in doubles, taking down the Spartans by scores of 8-2 in all three matches. Seniors Scott Burtzlaff (Clarksville, Md.), Evan Thomas (Salisbury, Md.) and Marcus Robinson (Cambridge, Md.) played what may have been their final matches on the SU Tennis Courts, and all three came away with a pair of wins.
Burtzlaff and Thomas, the top-ranked doubles team in the Atlantic South Region, earned the win at No. 1 doubles while Robinson teamed with junior David Lupinetti (Walkersville, Md.) at No. 3 doubles and sophomore Daniel Barnas (La Plata, Md.) and junior Andrew Nottage (Huntingtown, Md.) picked up the win at No. 2.
The Sea Gulls claimed the top five singles matches in straight sets with Burtzlaff, at No. 1, and Nottage, at No. 4, winning 6-0, 6-0. Thomas claimed his No. 2 match 6-3, 6-1 and Robinson split his first two sets at No. 6, 6-3 and 3-6 before claiming the tie-breaker 10-4.
The win moves Salisbury into the CAC championship match on Friday afternoon at the University of Mary Washington. The match is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Eagles advanced through the semifinals, 9-0, over St. Mary's (Md.) College on Monday.
Salisbury has won four CAC titles, the last coming in 1999.