ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams picked up two Capital Athletic Conference victories against St. Mary's (Md.) College on Monday evening. The matches were played at the Somerset Tennis Complex in St. Mary's City, Md.
The SU women's team (11-4, 4-1 CAC) defeated St. Mary's (10-6, 2-2 CAC) 7-2. The Sea Gulls took two of three doubles points as they received points from junior Jackie Burr and senior Anna Marie Kable (No. 1 doubles) and junior Kelly Fahrner and senior Robyn Wendell (No. 2 doubles) both picked up wins in double competition to give Salisbury a 2-1 lead going into singles play. Burr (No. 1 singles), Fahrner (No. 2 singles), Kable (No. 3 singles) and Wendell (No. 4 singles) all picked up wins in singles competitions, as well. Freshman Alix Royston (No. 5 singles) defeated St. Mary's Colleen O'Neil in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 to give the Sea Gulls their fifth singles win on the day.
The victory by the Sea Gull women's team gives SU coach Randy Halfpap 99 career wins at his Alma Mater in 10 seasons. His current career record stands at 99-60.
Salisbury's men's team (11-6, 4-1 CAC) defeated St. Mary's (11-7, 1-3 CAC) 6-3 on the way to its 11th win of the season. At the end of doubles play the Sea Gulls, ranked seventh in the Atlantic South Region, held a 2-1 lead. Salisbury then went on to take four out of six matches in singles competition with wins by sophomore Andrew Nottage (No. 1 single), junior Marcus Robinson (No. 2 singles), sophomore Giorgio Athans (No. 3 singles) and freshman Curtis Quandt (No. 4 singles). The four wins in singles competition gave the Gulls the win on the day with a score of 6-3.
Coach Halfpap has a chance to win his 100th women's tennis match on Thursday, April 16, on the road as the Sea Gulls travel to CAC foe Wesley College for a 2:30 p.m. contest. Salisbury will then host Eastern Shore rival Washington (Md.) College at home for a men's and women's match on Friday, April 17, at 2 p.m.