SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team celebrated its seniors and cruised to two wins on Sunday over the Stevenson Mustangs and the Ursinus Bears. Salisbury opened the day with a 9-0 sweep over Stevenson before an 8-1 win in the nightcap over Ursinus.
HOW IT HAPPENED – STEVENSON
- Salisbury began the day with a clean sweep in doubles.
- Gianluca Beaujon and Brad Pappalardo along with Christopher Catan and Mitchell Desman rolled to 8-0 sweeps in first and second doubles.
- Jhayden Pappas and Gavin Reagle notched an 8-6 win in third doubles over Sathwik Madasi and Chad Smialek.
- Pappalardo and Russell Willenborg cruised to two-set sweeps in first and second singles.
- Wayne Russell erased a match-point deficit in the second set to storm back and win the match in the tiebreaker over Lukas Sanidas in third singles, 4-6, 7-5, 10-3.
- Trey Cody, Roberto Ramos and Martin Cevallos each picked up their first collegiate varsity victories in fourth, fifth and sixth singles.
HOW IT HAPPENED – URSINUS
- Pappalardo and Beaujon and Willenborg and Reagle notched 8-1 and 8-2 wins in first and third doubles respectively.
- Desman and Catan fought back from an early deficit to take the 8-7 win over Rob Ritchie and Darby Rogers in second doubles.
- Willenborg, Reagle and Pappas all won their respective singles matches, 6-2. 6-0.
- Beaujon notched a 6-0, 6-3 victory in second singles over Will Oberholtzer.
- Catan cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win in fourth singles over Rogers.
- Salisbury heads south on Saturday, April 9 for a Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference clash with No. 40 Christopher Newport.
- The match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start in Newport News, Va.
Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 186 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.
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