Men's Tennis Cruises Past Clarks Summit, 9-0

Men's Tennis Cruises Past Clarks Summit, 9-0


The University of Scranton men's tennis team dropped just nine games total en route to a 9-0 victory over Clarks Summit on Tuesday afternoon at Royal Courts.

The Royals (11-3) matched their second-highest win total in the past 37 years with the win. They won 15 matches in 2010 and 11 matches in 2008. Prior to that, the last time they won at least 11 matches came way back in 1981 when the Royals finished 12-5.

Six players went 2-0 on the day for Scranton, led by the no. 1 doubles duo of junior Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) and freshman Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep), who were 8-0 winners. In singles, McGurrin was a 6-0 winner at no. 1 while Harkins posted a 6-2, 6-0 win at no. 3.

The no. 2 doubles pair of juniors Christian Aksu (Exton, Pa./Downingtown East) and Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) earned an 8-1 victory. In singles, Swope was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at no. 2 and Aksu matched that score in his win at no. 4.

The third doubles team of freshman Connor Lemieux (Guilford, Conn./The Gunnery) and senior Emmett Ryan (Manchester, Mass./Canterbury School) was an 8-0 winner. In singles, Lemieux had a 6-3, 6-0 win at no. 5 while Ryan posted a 6-1, 6-2 win at no. 6.

The Royals now have a week to prepare for their Landmark Conference semifinal match against Juniata on Wednesday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at Royal Courts.