NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University men's tennis team dropped its first match in over two weeks, bowing to the 40th-ranked Christopher Newport Captains, 8-1, on Saturday afternoon at Eyre Courts.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Sea Gulls' only victory of the day came in a thrilling first doubles match. Gianluca Beaujon and Brad Pappalardo outlasted the Captains' Ryan Macy and Alec Strause to win 8-7 (9-7).
- Pappalardo almost pulled off just as thrilling a victory in first singles against Macy. After dropping the first set 6-3, Pappalardo took the second set 6-3 and engaged in a long tiebreaker before ultimately falling 12-10.
- Jhayden Pappas competed well in sixth singles, pushing Mason Kolls to a tiebreaker in the first set before dropping the matchup 7-5, 6-1.
- The Sea Gulls return home to open a four-match homestand against No. 30 TCNJ on Sunday morning.
- First serve from the SU Tennis Center is set for 11 a.m.
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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