Men's Tennis Knocks Off Catholic, 6-3

Men's Tennis Knocks Off Catholic, 6-3
Junior Tim McGurrin (pictured) and senior David Hovey were named third-team Academic all-American today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in a program sponsored by Capital One
Tim McGurrin Mike Pannone

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

SCRANTON, Pa.--Juniors Tim McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) and Mike Pannone (Maplewood, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) each posted a pair of victories to lead The University of Scranton men’s tennis team to a 6-3 victory over Catholic on Thursday afternoon at Royal Courts at DeNaples Fields.

McGurrin posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Catholic sophomore Cassian Utrie at No. 1 singles, as well as teaming with junior Bennett Kelley (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) for a 9-7 win at No. 2 doubles. Pannone posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles over Cardinals sophomore Brian Bradley (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle) and added an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles by teaming with junior Joe Morra (Bronx, N.Y./Fordham Preparatory).

Scranton also received singles victories from junior Jonathan Russo (Madison, N.J./Madison) and freshman Harry Bonet (Blue Bell, Pa./LaSalle College High School). Russo earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Catholic sophomore Joe Peters (New Council, Pa./Council Rock North). Bonet won at No. 5 singles over Cardinals sophomore Jason Quisberth (Falls Church, Va./Bishop O’Connell).

The victory improves the Royals to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Catholic falls to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in Landmark action.

Scranton returns to the courts Tuesday, April 10, to host Wilkes at 7 p.m. at Royal Courts at DeNaples Fields.


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