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Salisbury, Md. –The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s tennis team (4-6, 1-2 CAC) headed across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Friday to face Salisbury University (9-3, 2-0 CAC) in Capital Athletic Conference action. Salisbury, who is 13th in the Atlantic South region, remained unbeaten in conference play with a 9-0 win.

James Loftis ’18 – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

St. Mary’s 0, Salisbury 9

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Salisbury dropped only three games in sweeping all three doubles matches by identical scores of 8-1.

Singles:

  • SophomoreJon Gorel(Jessup, Md./Hammond) pushedStefan Heinat No. 1 singles, taking seven games before falling 3-6, 4-6.
  • Senior captainJames Loftis(Annapolis, Md./Saint Andrews [Del.]) tookWilliam Niessnerto three sets but ultimately dropped a 1-6, 6-4, 6-10 decision.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 6 at Southern Virginia University (11-1, 1-1 CAC) – Buena Vista, Va. – CAC match – 3:30 p.m.
ST. MARY’S (MD.)
0
SALISBURY
9

DOUBLES

Ian Siew / Colt Williamson (SAL)
def. Jon Gorel / Ethan Garren (SMC)
8-1
Patrick MacLean / Matthew Ryan (SAL)
def. Kyle Van Winter / Connor McKissick (SMC)
8-1
Kelson Weber / Stefan Hein (SAL)
def. Ron Stith / James Loftis (SMC)
8-1

SINGLES

Stefan Hein (SAL)
def. Jon Gorel (SMC)
6-3, 6-4
Patrick MacLean (SAL)
def. Ethan Garren (SMC)
6-2, 6-3
Garrett Malave (SAL)
def. Ron Stith (SMC)
6-3, 6-1
Andrew Rainger (SAL)
def. Connor McKissick (SMC)
6-0, 6-2
Brandon Danganan (SAL)
def. Kyle Van Winter (SMC)
6-1, 6-1
William Niessner (SAL)
def. James Loftis (SMC)
6-1, 4-6, 10-6

Salisbury, Md. –The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s tennis team traveled to regionally-ranked Salisbury University on Friday for a Capital Athletic Conference match. Salisbury (9-3, 2-0 CAC), who ranks 14th in the Atlantic South region, notched an 8-1 win over St. Mary’s (6-4, 1-2 CAC).

Photo Credit: Bill Wood

St. Mary’s 1, Salisbury 8

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Former Smithsburg High School teammates, sophomoreClaire Bodine(Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) and first-yearAlden Grosh(Hagerstown, Md./Smithsburg) reunited Friday but came up just short againstShannon HickmanandSage Cole, 7-9, at No. 3 doubles.

Singles:

  • Senior captainMelissa Barall(Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) fought hard but succumbed to a 6-1, 4-6, 2-6 setback toAnnika Kezmanat No. 1 singles.
  • Bodinepulled in the lone point for the Seahawks as she handedMarina Kaiafasa 6-0, 6-2 defeat at No. 4 singles.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 6 at Southern Virginia University (10-2, 1-1 CAC) – Buena Vista, Va. – CAC match – 3:30 p.m.
ST. MARY’S (MD.)
1
SALISBURY
8

DOUBLES

Annika Kezman / Julia Kwedi (SAL)
def. Melissa Barall / Chelsea English (SMC)
8-2
Jordan Schaefer / Sydney Soto (SAL)
def. Savannah Bergen / Raziela Manangan (SMC)
8-0
Shannon Hickman / Sage Cole (SAL)
def. Claire Bodine / Alden Grosh (SMC)
9-7

SINGLES

Annika Kezman (SAL)
def. Melissa Barall (SMC)
6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Sydney Soto (SAL)
def. Raziela Manangan (SMC)
6-1, 6-1
Ariana Leggio (SAL)
def. Alden Grosh (SMC)
6-2, 6-2
Claire Bodine (SMC)
def. Marina Kaiafas (SAL)
6-0, 6-2
Sage Cole (SAL)
def. Chelsea English (SMC)
6-2, 6-3
Kayla Allen (SAL)
def. Savannah Bergen (SMC)
6-3, 6-0

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By Justin Gordon ·jpgordon@smcm.edu