Men's tennis prevails in 5-4 match at Occidental

Men's tennis prevails in 5-4 match at Occidental

LOS ANGELES – The Salisbury University men's tennis team picked up its second win during its trip to California, topping Occidental College on Monday evening, 5-4. It marked the team's third 5-4 contest this year.

The Tigers (3-5) were able to pick up a pair of points in the doubles matches. After Salisbury won the first point with an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles by juniors Alec Angradi and Patrick MacLean, Occidental took a 2-1 lead.

Juniors Ian Siew and Colt Williamson dropped an 8-4 contest at No. 1 while the No. 3 match went to a tiebreaker, but senior Kelson Weber and junior Matthew Ryan fell, 8-7 (7-5).

Weber helped the Sea Gulls (7-3) draw even, earning a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles before Angradi won at No. 1 by a 6-4, 6-3 score to put Salisbury ahead, 3-2.

Sophomore Stefan Hein fell at No. 5 by a 6-1, 6-2 to even the match again until a three-set win by Williamson put Salisbury on the brink of the victory. Williamson won a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 match at No. 3 for a 4-3 lead before Siew sealed the victory with his own three-set victory at No. 2. Siew dropped the opening set 6-2 before winning the final two sets 6-4 and 6-2 for the fifth Salisbury point.

The final match on court went three sets as well with MacLean falling at No. 6 by a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 score.

The Sea Gulls return to action on Wednesday, March 20 at California Lutheran University. That match is set to begin at 4 p.m., eastern time.

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