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



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. 


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