Sea Gull women squeak out win over VWC, men sweep Marlins

Sea Gull women squeak out win over VWC, men sweep Marlins

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams were victorious at Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference matches. The Sea Gull men (6-0) shut out the Marlins, 9-0, while the Sea Gull women (5-2) pulled out a 5-4 win.

Senior Brendan Kincaid had an excellent showing at No. 1 singles as he swept VWC's Devin Crosby in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Scott Burtzlaff and freshman David Lupinetti both played well at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, against the Marlins' Tom Popomaronis and Tim Sanford. Burtzlaff won 6-0, 6-1 and Lupinetti took his match 6-0, 6-2. At No. 4 and 5 singles, Salisbury junior Sasha Felikson and freshman Andrew Nottage both won 6-1, 6-0 against Scott Montgomery and Lee Cebula, respectively. Sophomore Marcus Robinson defeated Jamie Griffin 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles to complete the sweep.

In doubles play, Salisbury was led by its No. 1 pair Kincaid and Burtzlaff who won 8-0 over Tom Popomaronis and Lee Cebula. The SU No. 2 duo of Nottage and Robinson teamed up against Stanford and Crosby to win 8-1. The Sea Gull men finished their match sweep with Felikson and Lupinetti's 8-1 defeat over Montgomery and Griffin.

On the women's side, Salisbury split with Virginia Wesleyan in singles action. The Marlins took points in No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles. SU junior Anna Marie Kable lost to Imee Bautista at No. 1 singles in the third set 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. Sea Gull sophomore Kelly Fahrner was defeated by VWC's Megan Crook 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles. Sophomore Jackie Burr was beaten by Meredith Willett at No. 5 singles as the Marlins won their second match of the day with a third set win, 6-3, 5-7, 11-9.

The Sea Gulls got on the board with wins at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles. SU sophomore Rachel Iosue beat Keira McMillan 6-1, 7-5 at No. 3 singles. Juniors Robyn Wendell followed at No. 4 singles with a 6-2, 6-1 win. Junior Hannah Parsons earned the final point for the Sea Gulls at No. 6 singles. She defeated Oliva Casero 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles play, Salisbury's No. 1 doubles team of Kable and Burr collaborated to beat Crook and Bautista, 9-7. VWC won a point at No. 2 doubles as McMillan and Shannon Sabo defeated Wendell and Parsons, 8-3. The Sea Gulls took the final point in doubles as Fahrner and Iosue won 8-1 over Casreo and Willett.

The Salisbury University tennis program will travel to York, Pa., Friday, March 14, to play the Spartans of York (Pa.) College in a Capital Athletic Conference match at 3 p.m. The women will shoot for their fifth straight victory as the men hope to continue their perfect season.

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