St. Mary's Men's Tennis Falls at Hampden-Sydney

Connor McKissick '18
Connor McKissick '18

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

Hampden-Sydney, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team (3-4) dropped a non-conference road match to the undefeated Hampden-Sydney College Tigers (4-0), 8-1.

St. Mary's 1, Hampden-Sydney 8

Doubles

  • Junior captain James Loftis (Annapolis, Md./Saint Andrews [Del.]) and first-year Ethan Garren (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) fought hard at No. 2 doubles but dropped their third straight match, 8-5, to Clark Cummings and Harrison Stone.
  • First-year Ron Stith (Cheltenham, Md./Lackey) and junior captain Kyle Van Winter (Scaggsville, Md./Good Counsel) forced a tiebreaker in their No. 3 doubles matchup against Trent Singleton and Levy Young but came up short, 9-8 (10-5).

Singles

  • Junior captain Connor McKissick (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) improved to 4-3 in dual matches and snapped a four-match skid with his three-set victory at No. 3 singles for the Seahawks' lone point. McKissick took the first set, 6-3, before Singleton responded with a 6-2 win in the second. With Singleton forcing a third-set tiebreaker, McKissick outlasted Singleton, 10-8, for the win.
  • First-years Jonathan Gorel (Jessup, Md./Hammond), Garren, and Stith would all put up solid efforts at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 5 singles, respectively, each winning six games in falling by the identical score of 6-2, 6-4.

Up Next for the Seahawks

Mar. 13 vs. Stevenson University at 8:30 a.m. (PTR Spring TennisFest – Hilton Head Island, S.C.)

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