Gulls coast past Shoremen with 9-0 match

Gulls coast past Shoremen with 9-0 match

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team bounced back into the win column in stunning fashion, downing Washington (Md.) College, 9-0, on a blustery Saturday afternoon at the SU Tennis Courts.

The Gulls (12-4) recorded their first point off a doubles effort from junior Shanon Gunther and freshman Sean Ngo. Taking the early lead in the first several games, the duo posted an 8-4 finish at the No. 3 spot. The other two doubles matches were decided by the same outcome, as senior Daniel Albers and junior Eric Spangler finished second with a score of 8-4, and seniors Adam Goldberger and Demetri Vrahnos followed in suit, at No. 2.

With a 3-0 advantage heading to the singles matches, Albers set the tone early for SU, not dropping a single game for a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No. 1 spot. Goldberger followed in several minutes behind Albers, pushing through on a quick 6-1 first set before taking the No. 6 victory with a 6-2 second set.

Already having the match sealed up with a 5-0 tally, the Gulls kept the momentum rolling taking the last four singles matches. Ngo defeated Washington's Zachary Novick, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 6 spot before Vrahnos downed Ryan Holtschneider, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3.

Spangler grabbed a 6-3 first set over his competitor, Dan Boate, before the Shoreman retired in the middle of the second set. Spangler had a 3-0 lead in the set when the No. 2 match ended.

Gunther capped off the 9-0 victory with a 6-4, 6-0 match against Jeremy Novick, at No. 4.

The men are back in action on Saturday, March 11, as they travel to St. Mary's College of Maryland for a Capital Athletic Conference matchup. Doubles play is set to begin at 11 a.m.