SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team rolled to its second Capital Athletic Conference victory of the year, defeating St. Mary's College of Maryland 9-0 on Friday at the Salisbury University Tennis Courts.
The Sea Gulls jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead with a trio of 8-1 wins in doubles play. Junior Kelson Weber and freshman Stefan Hein got the first point at No. 3 followed quickly by sophomores Patrick MacLean and Matthew Ryan at No. 2 while sophomores Ian Siew and Colt Williamson rounded out the doubles victories at No. 1.
Junior Andrew Rainger, playing at No. 4 singles, and senior Brandon Danganan, at No. 5, secured the team victory with the first two wins in singles competition. Rainger won 6-0, 6-2 with Danganan picking up a 6-1, 6-1 win.
MacLean won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 followed by sophomore Garrett Malave winning 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3. The final two points came in a three-set win by sophomore William Niessner at No. 5 where he won 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 and a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1 from Hein.
The Sea Gulls remain at home in their next match on Thursday, April 6 when they host No. 14 University of Mary Washington beginning at 3:30 p.m.