BY: CONNOR DOYLE (CPDOYLE@smcm.edu)
Salisbury, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis took on Capital Athletic Conference opponent, Salisbury University, Saturday afternoon on the Eastern Shore and suffered a 9-0 setback in their last conference regular-season matchup of 2015-16.
The match started with doubles play as the Salisbury Sea Gulls, who are ranked 12th in the Atlantic South region, claimed an early 3-0 lead.
No. 2 and No. 3 doubles posted the best scores against the Sea Gulls. Seniors Robert Bishop (Hollywood, Md./Great Mills and Troy Spurrier (Mount Airy, Md./Glenelg) dropped an 8-4 decision at No. 2 doubles against juniors Grant Hudson (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) and Michael Popielski (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) while senior Nick Ersoy (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown) and sophomore Kyle Van Winter (Scaggsville, Md./Good Counsel) took four games in an 8-4 loss to first-year Andrew Rainger (Broad Run, Va./Kettle Run) and sophomore Kelson Weber (Arnold, Md./Broadneck).
With the early lead, the Sea Gulls (9-7, 4-2 CAC) didn't look back as they captured all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory. Bishop again would not go out without a fight, picking up St. Mary's best scores of singles action in a 6-2, 6-4 defeat.
The Seahawks (7-8, 3-4 CAC) take to the court again tomorrow, Sunday, April 10, hosting Stevenson University on Senior Day at the Somerset Tennis Complex. The match begins at 1:00 p.m.
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