YORK, Pa. - The No. 12 Salisbury University men's tennis team locked up the top seed in the upcoming Capital Athletic Conference tournament as the Sea Gulls defeated York (Pa.) College, 8-1, on the road Wednesday. SU (14-1) is a perfect 6-0 in conference play this season. The Salisbury women's team (12-2, 5-0 CAC) has yet to allow a point in conference play as the Sea Gulls blanked the Spartans 9-0.
The SU men's team began the match with a straight sweep at doubles with three points. The Sea Gulls held their own at singles but senior Brendan Kincaid suffered his first loss at No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-4 to York's Tim Mowrer. Junior Matt Nicholson, sophomores Scott Burtzlaff and Evan Thomas along with freshman David Lupinetti and junior Sasha Felikson won at No. 2 through No. 6 singles, respectively.
On the women's side, the Sea Gulls rolled behind sophomores Kelly Fahrner and Rachel Iosue. The duo won 8-0 at No. 2 doubles while Fahrner won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles followed by Iosue's 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 2 singles. Sophomores Jackie Burr and Kristen King along with freshmen Angela Tenaglia and Julia Glanz locked up wins at No. 3 through No. 6 singles, respectively. The Sea Gulls were 3-0 at doubles. This is the fourth straight 9-0 win for the Sea Gulls.
The Sea Gulls will next prepare for a road trip to Ewing, N.J., to face nationally ranked The College of Jersey this Saturday, April 5, at 10 a.m. Salisbury's women's team will close out their CAC schedule on Sunday with a road match against No. 7 University of Mary Washington.