Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team came into the week on a two-match skid. Looking to change the tide, St. Mary's shutout Frostburg State University (1-4, 0-1 CAC), 9-0, in its Capital Athletic Conference opener and first match of the PTR Spring TennisFest.
The Seahawks (3-4, 1-0 CAC) came out in dominating fashion, taking the first three points. In the No. 2 doubles match, seniors Robert Bishop (Hollywood, Md./Great Mills) and Troy Spurrier (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg) played the closest match, winning a thrilling 9-7 matchup over junior Marcus Bowers (Cumberland, Md.) and first-year Shasta Braithwaite (Clarksville, Md.).
St. Mary's didn't stop there, carrying the momentum into the singles matches. Senior captain Mark Hardesty (Westminster, Md./Westminster) took the No. 1 singles match in a close battle against Braithwaite, winning it 7-5, 6-4. With Hardesty leading the way, the rest of the Seahawks followed, going a perfect 5-for-5 in the remaining matches to close the day out with the 9-0 win.
The Seahawks will continue their play at the PTR Spring TennisFest with a match against Ramapo College of New Jersey tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m.
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