WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The University of Scranton men's tennis team won five championships on Sunday to close out an outstanding weekend for the Royals at the King's Fall Invitational at Kirby Park. Scranton claimed three titles in singles play and two championships in doubles competition.
Sophomore Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep), senior Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley), and senior Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) won championships in both singles and doubles action to lead Scranton.
McGurrin claimed the no. 1 singles title with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win over Juan Huertas of Manhattanville in the finals while Swope claimed the championship at no. 3 singles by defeating Owen Hegarty of King's in straight set. Harkins defeated Susquehanna's Nicholas Meale, 6-0, 6-2, to bring home the no. 4 singles title.
McGurrin and senior Alexander Ochalski (Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) won the no. 1 doubles championship by defeating Susquehanna's Alexander Dove and Alexander Cocolas, 8-2, in the semifinal round before taking the title by besting Cabrini's Charles LeMantia and Vince Paetow in the final, 8-3.
Swope and Harkins won the no. 2 doubles title, topping Manhattanville's Huertas and Nick Schlapak in the semifinals, 8-4, before defeating Ryan Seibert and Ben Ornstein from Susquehanna in final, 8-4.
Ochalski finished runner-up at no. 2 singles after falling to Manhattanville's Jan Senkerik, 6-3, 6-0, in Sunday's final.
Scranton will travel to Manhattanville on Wednesday for its first dual match of the season. First serves are scheduled for 4 p.m. in Purchase, N.Y.