Cardinals Squeeze Royals, 5-4, In Landmark Action Saturday

Joe Morra Mike Pannone
 
David Teres  

WASHINGTON, DC—The University of Scranton men’s tennis team suffered a 5-4 loss to Catholic University in its Landmark Conference opener Saturday afternoon.

Seniors Joe Morra (Bronx, NY/Fordham Preparatory) and Mike Pannone (Maplewood, NJ/Seton Hall Preparatory) won two matches apiece and junior David Teres (Lebanon, NJ/North Hunterdon) picked up a victory in singles for the Royals, now 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Morra and Pannone improved to 2-2 in doubles on the season by downing Kyle Kramer and Joe Peters, 8-2, at the number two position.

In singles, Morris improved to 3-2 on the year with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kramer at three and Pannone is now 2-3 after downing Peters at four, 6-0, 7-5.  Teres downed Cassian Utrie, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) at two to improve his season mark to 3-2.

The Royals will return to Landmark Conference action this Tuesday, April 7, against Moravian College in Bethlehem beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The results of today’s match are as follows

Catholic 5, Scranton 4

Doubles
1. Bradley/Utrie (C) defeated McGurrin/Teres, 8-6
2. Morra/Pannone (S) defeated Kramer/Peters, 8-2
3. Hayward/Quisberth (C) defeated Kelley/Patel, 8-6

Singles
1. Brian Bradley (C) defeated Tim McGurrin, 6-4, 6-0
2. David Teres (S) defeated Cassian Utrie, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Joe Morra (S) defeated Kyle Kramer, 6-3, 6-3
4. Mike Pannone (S) defeated Joe Peters, 6-0, 7-5
5. Schuyler Hayward (C) defeated Bennett Kelley, 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
6. Jason Quisberth (C) defeated James Dalkiewicz, 6-0, 6-4

--ROYALS--

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