Southern Virginia Slips Past St. Mary's Men's Tennis in CAC Action

James Loftis '18
James Loftis '18

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team (7-8, 1-4 CAC) dropped a Capital Athletic Conference matchup with the Knights of Southern Virginia University (8-5, 3-1 CAC) Wednesday afternoon, falling 6-3.

St. Mary's 3, Southern Virginia 6

Doubles

  • Junior captain James Loftis (Annapolis, Md./Saint Andrews [Del.]) and first-year Ethan Garren (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) scored the Seahawks' first point of the day by defeating Southern Virginia's duo of Tanner Bassett and Jake Fisher, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles. This was their second straight win, improving the tandem to 6-6 on the season.
  • First-year Ron Stith (Cheltenham, Md./Lackey) and junior captain Kyle Van Winter (Scaggsville, Md./Good Counsel) would team up and come out on top of the Knights' Tyler Clark and Philip Soelberg, 8-3, at No. 3 doubles.

Singles

  • First-year Jack Brandenburg (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) would be the lone Seahawk to score in singles play as Brandenburg would beat Soelberg at No. 6 singles, posting a straight-set 6-0, 6-0 win for his second win in a row. The win moved him to 4-4 on the season.

St. Mary's will look to bounce back against Capital Athletic Conference foe, Penn State Harrisburg, on Saturday, April 8.

Up Next for the Seahawks

Apr. 8 at Penn State Harrisburg at 2:00 p.m. (Middletown, Pa.)

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