Salisbury tennis teams sweep Wesley in final match before CAC tournament

Salisbury tennis teams sweep Wesley in final match before CAC tournament

DOVER, Del. - The Salisbury University tennis teams made quick work of the teams from Wesley College on Thursday afternoon as both the men's and women's teams brought down the Wolverines 9-0. The matches were the final tune-up before next week's Capital Athletic Conference tournament.

The men's team cruised through doubles action, winning all three matches by 8-0 scores, with the team of seniors Scott Burtzlaff (Clarksville, Md.) and Evan Thomas (Salisbury, Md.), the top-ranked doubles team in the Atlantic South Region, improving to 14-5 on the season.

Sophomores Kyle Schneck (Annapolis, Md.) and Arthur Jackson (Ridgely, Md.) and freshmen Henry Stuhler (Bay Head, N.J.) and Evan Clifton (Bel Air, Md.) all won two matches on the day.

Stuhler took the No. 1 singles match, 6-3, 6-1 while Jackson won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 to push his record in 2010 to 5-0 in singles play. He is the only player among all Sea Gulls who have played at least five matches with an unblemished singles record. Junior Michael Rubin (Reisterstown, Md.) earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles for his second win of the year.

The women also earned one-sided victories in doubles, dropping just six games in the three matches. With the three doubles victories, the Salisbury women improve to 35-7 this season in doubles play.

Freshmen Victoria Handlin (Annapolis, Md.) and Rachel Lupinetti (Walkersville, Md.) each picked up singles wins to improve to 6-0 on the season. Handlin, Lupinetti and sophomore Amy Worthington (Huntingtown, Md.) all earned their first doubles victory of 2010.

Both the Salisbury men and women will enter the CAC tournament as the No. 2 seed. By virtue of their seed, the Sea Gull teams will get a first-round bye through the weekend. The women will host their semifinal match on Monday, April 19, while the men will begin on Tuesday, April 20.

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