BY: CONNOR DOYLE (CPDOYLE@smcm.edu)
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team took on the No. 21-ranked University of Mary Washington Eagles Wednesday afternoon in another Capital Athletic Conference competition.
In doubles play, the Eagles (12-6, 5-0 CAC) took a two-point advantage by winning both the No. 1 and No. 2 matches before St. Mary's got its first tally on the board in the No. 3 doubles match. Junior Byron Dickerson (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) and sophomore Kyle Van Winter (Scaggsville, Md./Good Counsel) dominated in their match, 8-1, to give the Seahawks a fighting chance moving into the singles matches.
As the day moved into the singles matches, the Eagles again came out firing, winning matches No. 1 through No. 4 in dominating fashion. Down 6-1, the Seahawks fought back to snag the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches from Mary Washington. Sophomore James Loftis (Annapolis, Md./Saint Andrews [Del.]) had a great showing in the No. 6 match, beating first-year Jack Saslowski (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial), 6-0, 6-1.
With the loss, the Seahawks fall to 5-6 (1-2 CAC) on the year.
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