Salisbury, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 Capital Athletic Conference decision at Salisbury University Saturday afternoon. The loss snapped the Seahawks' seven-match win streak.
Junior captain Andrew Gear (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), the reigning Capital Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the week, highlighted the day for the Seahawks (10-6, 2-2 CAC), notching an exciting come-back victory at No. 1 singles over sophomore Daniel Albers (Denville, N.J.). Gear jumped out to a one-set advantage, winning the opener 7-5, before falling 6-3 in the second set.
In the third set, Gear and Albers battled back and forth before Albers had a chance to serve for the match at 6-5. Gear was able to respond with a break to even the set at six games apiece, sending the match into a decisive third set tiebreaker which Gear took 8-6 for the victory.
St. Mary's duo of juniors John Feighner (Laurel, Md./Atholton) and Jay Guzzone (Columbia, Md./Hammond) picked up the other point for the Seahawks in No. 2 doubles action. Feighner and Guzzone defeated the Sea Gull team of senior Adam Goldberger (Burtonsville, Md.) and junior Demetri Vrahnos (Plainsboro, N.J.), 8-6.
The Seahawks finish the conference regular-season third in the standings and will play host to Wesley College in the first round of the 2013 Capital Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Championship Tournament.
St. Mary's will conclude the regular season with two non-conference matches this upcoming week as the team travels to Stevenson University tomorrow, Sunday, April 14 and then finishes with a match at Washington College on Tuesday, April 16.
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