April 21, 2013

Men's Tennis Claims Top Seed With 9-0 Win Over Goucher

Tim
McGurrin
Joe
Morra
Bennett
Kelley
 
Mike
Pannone
David
Teres
 


Results

The University of Scranton men’s tennis team clinched the top seed in the upcoming Landmark Conference playoffs with a 9-0 victory over Goucher College on Sunday afternoon at sun-drenched Royal Courts at DeNaples Fields.

The Royals finish the regular season 7-4 overall and 6-1 in Landmark Conference play. They will host fourth-seeded Juniata in a Landmark Conference semifinal on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Royal Courts.

Scranton received two wins apiece from seniors Tim McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights), Joe Morra (Bronx, N.Y./Fordham Preparatory), Mike Pannone (Maplewood, N.J./Seton Hall Preparatory) and Bennett Kelley (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central), as well as junior David Teres (Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon).

McGurrin won at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, and teamed with Teres for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles. Teres rallied for a 5-7, 6-1, 11-9 win at second singles. Morra and Pannone teamed for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles, with Morra winning, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3 singles and Pannone triumphing, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4.

Kelley teamed with freshman Michael O’Malley (Middletown, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) for an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles. Kelley also posted a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles.

The Royals also received a 6-1, 6-1 win from junior James Dalkiewicz (Shavertown, Pa./Lake-Lehman) at No. 6 singles.

With the loss, Goucher fell to 5-14 overall and 1-6 in Landmark play. 

--ROYALS--

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