WASHINGTON, D.C. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s tennis team (1-0, 0-0 CAC) began their 2019-20 campaign Saturday afternoon as they took on the Cardinals of Catholic University (0-1, 0-0 Landmark). 

St. Mary’s – 7, Catholic – 2

Doubles –

  • Jon Gorel teamed up with first-year Stephen Alam to take down Catholic’s top duo in Frankie Fortunnti and Eric Macarski 8-4. 
  • Ethan Garren and Jack Brandenburg followed up with another 8-4 doubles win over Kyle Weber and David Brennan 8-4. 
  • Ron Stith and Liam Pratt took a close 8-7 match to complete the doubles sweep over Catholic. 

Singles –

  • Gorel started off his senior season with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Catholic’s top player in Fortunnti. 
  • Alam began his college career with a 6-0, 6-0 win in the third spot for the Seahawks. 
  • Brandenburg defeated Brennan 6-4, 6-3 and Ron Stith took down Dom Mazzeo with a score of 7-5, 6-0. 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Sept. 17 vs Gettysburg College | 3:30 P.M. | Somerset Tennis Complex

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