Men's Tennis Rolls To 8-1 Victory Over Messiah

Junior Brian Harkins had victories in both singles and doubles against Messiah on Saturday.
Junior Brian Harkins had victories in both singles and doubles against Messiah on Saturday.
Alexander
Ochalski
Brian
Harkins
Tarquin
McGurrin


Box score

Three players posted victories in both singles and doubles to lead The University of Scranton men's tennis team to a dominant 8-1 victory over Messiah on Saturday afternoon at Royal Courts.

The Royals (2-0) received two wins each from juniors Alexander Ochalski (Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) and Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield), as well as freshman Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep).

Ochalski and Harkins paired up to post an 8-4 victory at no. 2 doubles. Ochalski then picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win at no. 3 singles while Harkins was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at no. 4.

McGurrin teamed with his older brother, Keller McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) to pull out a 9-7 win at no. 1 doubles. And Tarquin then went out and posted a 6-2, 6-1 win at no. 2 singles.

The Royals also received an 8-1 victory from the no. 3 doubles team of junior Christian Aksu (Exton, Pa./West Chester East) and freshman Connor Lemieux (Guilford, Conn./The Gunnery). Junior Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at no. 5 singles while sophomore Brandon Ostrowski (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) secured a 6-1, 6-3 victory at no. 6 singles.

The Royals will hold their annual alumni match on Sunday at 1 p.m. to conclude their fall season.

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