Men's Tennis Bounces Back To Defeat Catholic, 8-1, On Sunday

Junior Brian Harkins was one of four Royals to post wins in singles and doubles on Sunday against Catholic.
Junior Brian Harkins was one of four Royals to post wins in singles and doubles on Sunday against Catholic.


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SOUTH ABINGTON TWP., Pa. – Less than 14 hours after a tough loss, The University of Scranton men's tennis team returned to the court on Sunday and rebounded to defeat Catholic, 8-1, in a Landmark Conference match at Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Club.

The Royals (6-3) had four players post wins in singles and doubles on day after they lost a narrow 5-4 decision against Goucher in a match that started at 6:30 p.m. and did not conclude until after 11 p.m.

Freshman Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at no. 2 singles and paired with his brother, senior Keller McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) for an 8-3 win at no. 1 doubles.

Junior Alexander Ochalski (Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at no. 3 singles. He teamed with fellow junior Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) for an 8-1 win at no. 2 doubles. Harkins was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at no. 5 singles.

Junior Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) was the Royals' other two-time winner, posting a 6-1, 6-1 victory at no. 4 singles. He teamed with junior Christian Aksu (Exton, Pa./West Chester East) for an 8-4 win at no. 3 doubles.

Freshman Connor Lemieux (Guilford, Conn./The Gunnery) added a 6-0, 1-6, 10-5 victory at no. 6 singles to give the Royals the 8-1 win.

The men's tennis team will be back in action on Saturday, April 14, when the Royals host Moravian at 1 p.m. at Royal Courts.

Scranton 8, Catholic 1

Jan Lasota (C) def. Keller McGurrin, 7-5, 6-2
Tarquin McGurrin (S) def. Rob Alexander, 6-3, 6-1
Alexander Ochalski (S) def. Ted Tiu, 6-1, 6-1
Charles Swope (S) def. Frankie Fortunati, 6-1, 6-1
Brian Harkins (S) def. Matt Holtschneider, 6-0, 6-2
Connor Lemieux (S) def. Kyle Weber, 6-0, 1-6, 10-5

K. McGurrin-T. McGurrin (S) def. Lasota-Alexander, 8-3
Ochalski-Harkins (S) def. Tiu-Holtschneider, 8-1
Christian Aksu-Swope (S) def. Weber-Fortunati, 8-4