Sea Gulls sweep Penn St.-Harrisburg men's and women's teams 9-0

Sea Gulls sweep Penn St.-Harrisburg men's and women's teams 9-0

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Salisbury University tennis teams moved its matches against Penn State University-Harrisburg up a day and indoors, and each team picked up a 9-0 win against the Lions to open its Capital Athletic Conference season.

The contest was originally scheduled for Sunday but was moved up to Saturday due to inclement weather. With rain coming down, the two teams moved indoors, into the Hershey Racquet Club.

Men: Salisbury 9, Penn St.-Harrisburg 0

The men's team picked up its third 9-0 win of the season, sweeping the Lions in the conference opener.

Salisbury (6-2, 1-0 CAC) picked up a win from the No. 1 doubles spot, with junior Daniel Albers and sophomore Eric Spangler teaming up for an 8-2 victory.

Brothers Shane Gunther and Shanon Gunther were paired in the No. 2 position, taking their matchup, 8-4. Sophomore Matthew McGaffney and freshman Grant Hudson picked up an 8-1 win from the No. 3 doubles position.

Albers picked up his second point of the match without losing a game in the No. 1 singles position.

Shane Gunther, from the No. 2 position, and McGaffney, in the No. 3 spot, each won their singles matches, 6-1, 6-0. Shanon Gunther defeated his Penn St.-Harrisburg (5-5, 0-1 CAC) opponent in the No. 4 position, 6-3, 6-2.

Senior Paul Berryman took his singles match 6-0, 6-1 from the No. 5 spot, while Hudson rounded out the match with a 6-2, 6-2 win from the No. 6 position.

Women: Salisbury 9, Penn St.-Harrisburg 0

The women's team snapped a two-match losing slide with its second 9-0 win of the season.

Salisbury (5-5, 1-0 CAC) dropped a single game in singles and doubles play, respectively, to defeat Penn St.-Harrisburg (3-9, 0-1 CAC).

Salisbury's top two teams, sophomore Natalie Savage and junior Roxanne Alban, and juniors Allison Lutz and Katie Youlios, each won their matches 8-0, respectively. Junior Sam Babo and freshman Claudia Lohn won the No. 3 doubles contest 8-1.

Savage won her No. 1 singles matchup 6-1, 6-0. Alban (No. 2), Youlios (No. 3), Lutz (No. 4), Lohn (No. 5) and Babo (No. 6) each won their singles matchups 6-0, 6-0.

Both teams will travel back to Pennsylvania this Wednesday, April 2, to take on York College of Pennsylvania. Those matches are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The contest was originally scheduled for today but was pushed back due to inclement weather.

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