SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University tennis programs swept York (Pa.) College, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon at the outdoor tennis courts in the Capital Athletic Conference opener for the Sea Gulls.
The Salisbury men's team (7-4, 1-0 CAC), ranked seventh in the Atlantic South region, swept every singles match except No. 3 singles. SU sophomore David Lupinetti was the only Sea Gull to shutout a Spartan as he beat York's Joel Trimmer 6-0, 6-0 at second singles. Salisbury received singles wins from junior Evan Thomas (first singles), sophomore Andrew Nottage (fourth singles), junior Marcus Robinson (fifth singles) and sophomore Giorgio Athans (sixth singles). At No. 3 singles, freshman Daniel Barnas was given a tough match by the Spartan's Paul Graci. Barnas lost the first set 4-6 before he rebounded to win the second set 6-4 and the third and final set, 10-3. The Sea Gulls entered singles play up 3-0. York drops to 4-7 this season and 1-2 in the conference.
The Salisbury women's team (7-2, 1-0 CAC), ranked ninth in the Atlantic South region, made quick work of the Spartans (1-7, 0-1 CAC) as the Sea Gulls swept three points at doubles before they earned six points in singles play. SU had two shutout victories at singles from junior Kelly Fahrner (third singles) and senior Anna Marie Kable (fourth singles). Junior Jackie Burr (first singles), junior Rachel Iosue (second singles), senior Robyn Wendell (fifth singles) and junior Kristen King (sixth singles) won their respective matches.
SU was slated to travel to Wesley College earlier in the day for conference matches but that was postponed due to the weather and poor court conditions. No make-up date has been announced at this time.
The Sea Gulls are slated to partake in two away contests tomorrow (March 29), weather permitting, in the Baltimore metro region. In the morning, the SU men's team will face Hood College at 11 a.m. in Frederick, Md., while the women play at Stevenson University at the same time. The two teams will swap places at 3 p.m. with the men going to Stevenson and the women at Hood.