OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's tennis teams each picked up a pair of Capital Athletic Conference wins on Saturday, with both teams beating Stevenson University and Frostburg State University.
The teams each claimed dominant 9-0 victories at Stevenson to open the day. The women surrendered just nine games to the Mustangs in their entire match. Salisbury swept the three doubles matches with junior Elaina Iosue and freshman Katie Youlios picking up an 8-0 win at No. 2 while the teams of junior Jillian Poppe/freshman Roxanne Alban and junior Victoria Handlin/freshman Allison Lutz won 8-1 at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.
Youlios and Handlin came away with 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 4 and 5 singles, respectively, while Lutz, playing at No. 6, gave up just one game.
Poppe won at No. 1 and Alban claimed her No. 3 singles match with scores of 6-0, 6-2 while Iosue took No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-1.
The men's matches against Stevenson were a little closer, though the Gulls still took all nine, including straight-set wins in each singles match.
Senior Justin Smith and junior Adam Goldberger won No. 2 doubles and senior Curtis Quandt and freshman Nick Mancuso claimed No. 3 doubles with matching scores of 8-2 while senior Daniel Barnas and freshman Daniel Albers picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles.
In singles action, Quandt and Mancuso each earned wins by allowing just one game to their opponents. Goldberger won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 and Smith picked up a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6.
Barnas and Albers won at the top two singles positions, with Barnas winning at No. 1, 6-2, 6-4, and Albers taking the No. 2 match, 6-3, 6-4.
In their second matches of the day, the teams toppled Frostburg, again by 9-0 scores.
The Salisbury women saw identical scores in their three doubles matches, winning 8-1, 8-0 and 8-1. The Sea Gulls picked up six straight-set wins in singles against the Bobcats, with Iosue, at No. 2, and Alban, at No. 3, earning 6-0, 6-0 wins.
Lutz dropped just one game at No. 6, while Youlious was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 4. Poppe collected a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 and Handlin had the closest singles match of the afternoon, picking up a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 5.
The men rolled through the doubles matches against Frostburg, with Barnas/Albers claiming an 8-0 win while Smith/Goldberger and Quandt/Mancuso came up with 8-1 victories.
Mancuso, at No. 5 singles, picked up the biggest win, 6-0, 6-1, while Barnas won 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1. Quandt, at No.3, surrendered just five games while Albers (No. 2) and Smith (No. 6) allowed their Frostburg counterparts six games.
Goldberger, at No. 4, battled to a 7-5 win in the first set before rolling to a 6-1 win to take the match.
The teams will return home on Wednesday, April 11. Each team will play their penultimate CAC match of the regular season, against Wesley College, at 5 p.m. The men will also host Hunter College at 3 p.m.