SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team got out to its best start in nearly 10 years with a 7-2 win against Bridgewater (Va.) College on Sunday afternoon at the Salisbury University Indoor Tennis Center. The win is the seventh-straight to begin the season, one shy of the 8-0 start the program had during the 2008 season.
Salisbury opened the match with a sweep of the three doubles matches. The Sea Gulls (7-0) got a pair of 8-4 wins at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Freshmen Colt Williamson and Ian Siew improved to 6-0 at No. 1 singles on the season and sophomore Andrew Rainger and freshman Garrett Malave won at No. 3.
Salisbury won the first three singles matches on court at the Indoor Tennis Center, with Williamson earning a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win at No. 1, Siew winning 7-6, 4-6, 10-4 at No. 2 and Hudson prevailing at No. 3 by a score of 6-2, 6-1.
The final point for Salisbury came from MacLean at No. 4 singles, winning 6-1, 6-1. The Eagles (1-1) were able to take the final two singles matches, with Nathanial Horner outlasting Malave 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 at No. 5 and Emmett Johnson winning 6-4, 6-3 over Rainger at No. 6.
The Sea Gulls will be back in action in nearly two weeks, traveling to St. Mary's College of Maryland on March 10 for the team's first Capital Athletic Conference and first road match of the year.