SU breezes by SMC for second CAC win

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams dominated Capital Athletic Conference foe St. Mary's (Md.) College on the road Wednesday with convincing victories. 

The Sea Gull men's team (10-2, 2-0 CAC), ranked No. 8 in the Atlantic South region, swept the Seahawks 9-0 to earn its fifth straight victory and fourth shutout of the year.

SU did not drop a set in the win as the maroon and gold was led by freshmen Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas, who both played up one spot in singles. Burtzlaff earned his third win at No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Jacob Eikenberg. Burtzlaff is now 3-0 at No. 2 singles and 8-1 at No. 3 singles. Thomas won the No. 3 singles match with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Andrew MacLaughlin. Thomas is now 3-0 at No. 3 singles and 9-0 at No. 4 singles. The two freshmen are a combined 23-1 for the season.

Junior Brendan Kincaid won his debut at No. 1 singles this season with a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Kincaid is now 5-5 in singles matches. Senior Sean Larson and sophomores Sasha Felikson and Shane Barry rounded out the singles wins.

Burtzlaff and Thomas won the No. 1 double match 8-1 over the Seahawks. The freshmen duo are normally the No. 2 doubles team. They are now 10-2 for the season.

On the women's side, the Sea Gulls (5-4, 2-0 CAC) won its match 8-1. SU, ranked No. 14 in the region, were led by seniors Erika Mitry and Jenny Rosler who won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, respectively. No. 3 singles Anna Marie Kable and Rachel Iosue and Kelly Fahrner wrapped up the other SU singles points. SMC won the No. 4 singles match as Sarah Pernick defeated Hannah Parsons, 6-4, 5-7, 10-5.

SU swept the doubles matches as No. 2 doubles team of Kable and Jackie Burr won their match 8-2 to remain a perfect 6-0 on the year.

Salisbury tennis will be back in action on Friday, March 30, when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on CAC opponent Catholic University at 3:30 pm.

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