Clutch Victories Lift Men's Tennis Past Moravian, 5-4

James
Dalkiewicz
David
Teres
Brian
Williams
Kevin
Murphy
Michael
O'Malley
David
Commender


Results

Photo gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

Senior James Dalkiewicz (Shavertown, Pa./Lake-Lehman) pulled out a three-set victory at No. 6 singles and fellow seniors David Teres (Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) and Brian Williams (Madison, N.J./Madison) won a hard-fought match at No. 1 doubles to lead The University of Scranton men's tennis team to a 5-4 victory over Moravian on Wednesday at Royal Courts.

Dalkiewicz edged Moravian freshman Dan Schmucker (Newton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 for the deciding point in a key match for the Royals' playoff hopes. Scranton improved to 5-3 overall and, more importantly, 3-1 in Landmark Conference play. The Royals are currently in third place with three conference matches remaining.

Teres and Williams gave the Royals a 2-1 advantage after doubles by winning, 9-8 (10-8), at No. 1 doubles. Teres continued his strong play at No. 1 singles, rolling to a 6-1, 6-1 victory to improve to 3-1 in conference play.

Scranton also received an 8-2 victory at No. 3 doubles from sophomores Kevin Murphy (Greenbelt, Md./Gonzaga College H.S.) and Michael O'Malley (Middletown, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy). And freshman David Commender (Larchmont, N.Y./Iona Prep) posted a strong 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles.

The Royals are back in action on Friday when they host Oneonta State at 4 p.m. at Royal Courts. 

--ROYALS--

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