St. Marys Drops 7-2 Decision in Season Opener
Washington, D.C. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team kicked off its fall portion of the 2008-09 campaign Friday afternoon with a non-conference match at Catholic University in which the Cardinals (2-0) notched a 7-2 win over St. Mary's.
Sam Barton (Edgewater, Md./The Key School) was a winner for Seahawks (0-1) at No. 3 singles as Barton handed freshman Matthew Netardus (Virginia Beach, Va.) a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) setback.
Sophomore Jeff Levy (Rockville, Md./Wootton) notched the other SMCM point as Levy defeated sophomore Joe Gribbin (Washington, D.C.) in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
The Seahawks return to action tomorrow when St. Mary's travels to Buena Vista, Va. to face Southern Virginia University in another non-conference contest at 3:30.
Tennis Match Results
St. Mary's (Md.) vs. Catholic
09/19/2008 at Washington, D.C.
Catholic 7, St. Mary's (Md.) 2
1. Michael Shinella (CUA) def. Jeremy Butanis (SMC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Jean Paul Roman (CUA) def. Andrew MacLaughlin (SMC) 6-4, 6-3
3. Sam Barton (SMC) def. Matthew Netardus (CUA) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Michael Reaney (CUA) def. Kenny Nugent (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jeff Levy (SMC) def. Joe Gribbin (CUA) 6-4, 6-2
6. Luigi Alvarado (CUA) def. Robbie Bourdon (SMC) 8-0
1. Michael Shinella/Michael Reaney (CUA) def. Jeremy Butanis/Andrew MacLaughlin (SMC) 8-1
2. Jean Paul Roman/Matthew Netardus (CUA) def. Sam Barton/Kenny Nugent (SMC) 8-3
3. Joe Gribbin/Luigi Alvarado (CUA) def. Thomas Hoesman/Drew Barnes (SMC) 8-3
St. Mary's (Md.) 0-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,4,3,6,5)