James Loftis '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

St. Mary’s Men’s and Women’s Tennis fall to Salisbury in CAC play

Salisbury, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s tennis team (4-6, 1-2 CAC) headed across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Friday to face Salisbury University (9-3, 2-0 CAC) in Capital Athletic Conference action. Salisbury, who is 13th in the Atlantic South region, remained unbeaten in conference play with a 9-0 win.

James Loftis ’18 – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

St. Mary’s 0, Salisbury 9

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Salisbury dropped only three games in sweeping all three doubles matches by identical scores of 8-1.

Singles:

  • Sophomore Jon Gorel (Jessup, Md./Hammond) pushed Stefan Hein at No. 1 singles, taking seven games before falling 3-6, 4-6.
  • Senior captain James Loftis (Annapolis, Md./Saint Andrews [Del.]) took William Niessner to three sets but ultimately dropped a 1-6, 6-4, 6-10 decision.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 6 at Southern Virginia University (11-1, 1-1 CAC) – Buena Vista, Va. – CAC match – 3:30 p.m. 
ST. MARY’S (MD.)
0
SALISBURY
9

DOUBLES

Ian Siew / Colt Williamson (SAL) 
def. Jon Gorel / Ethan Garren (SMC)
8-1
Patrick MacLean / Matthew Ryan (SAL) 
def. Kyle Van Winter / Connor McKissick (SMC)
8-1
Kelson Weber / Stefan Hein (SAL) 
def. Ron Stith / James Loftis (SMC)
8-1

SINGLES

Stefan Hein (SAL) 
def. Jon Gorel (SMC)
6-3, 6-4
Patrick MacLean (SAL) 
def. Ethan Garren (SMC)
6-2, 6-3
Garrett Malave (SAL) 
def. Ron Stith (SMC)
6-3, 6-1
Andrew Rainger (SAL) 
def. Connor McKissick (SMC)
6-0, 6-2
Brandon Danganan (SAL) 
def. Kyle Van Winter (SMC)
6-1, 6-1
William Niessner (SAL) 
def. James Loftis (SMC)
6-1, 4-6, 10-6


Salisbury, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s tennis team traveled to regionally-ranked Salisbury University on Friday for a Capital Athletic Conference match. Salisbury (9-3, 2-0 CAC), who ranks 14th in the Atlantic South region, notched an 8-1 win over St. Mary’s (6-4, 1-2 CAC).

Photo Credit: Bill Wood

St. Mary’s 1, Salisbury 8

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Former Smithsburg High School teammates, sophomore Claire Bodine (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) and first-year Alden Grosh(Hagerstown, Md./Smithsburg) reunited Friday but came up just short against Shannon Hickman and Sage Cole, 7-9, at No. 3 doubles.

Singles:

  • Senior captain Melissa Barall (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) fought hard but succumbed to a 6-1, 4-6, 2-6 setback to Annika Kezman at No. 1 singles.
  • Bodine pulled in the lone point for the Seahawks as she handed Marina Kaiafas a 6-0, 6-2 defeat at No. 4 singles.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 6 at Southern Virginia University (10-2, 1-1 CAC) – Buena Vista, Va. – CAC match – 3:30 p.m. 
ST. MARY’S (MD.)
1
SALISBURY
8

DOUBLES

Annika Kezman / Julia Kwedi (SAL) 
def. Melissa Barall / Chelsea English (SMC)
8-2
Jordan Schaefer / Sydney Soto (SAL) 
def. Savannah Bergen / Raziela Manangan (SMC)
8-0
Shannon Hickman / Sage Cole (SAL) 
def. Claire Bodine / Alden Grosh (SMC)
9-7

SINGLES

Annika Kezman (SAL) 
def. Melissa Barall (SMC)
6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Sydney Soto (SAL) 
def. Raziela Manangan (SMC)
6-1, 6-1
Ariana Leggio (SAL) 
def. Alden Grosh (SMC)
6-2, 6-2
Claire Bodine (SMC) 
def. Marina Kaiafas (SAL)
6-0, 6-2
Sage Cole (SAL) 
def. Chelsea English (SMC)
6-2, 6-3
Kayla Allen (SAL) 
def. Savannah Bergen (SMC)
6-3, 6-0

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