Men's Tennis Rolls To 6-3 Victory At Messiah

Senior Brian Harkins was one of four Royals with wins in both singles and doubles on Saturday at Messiah.
Senior Brian Harkins was one of four Royals with wins in both singles and doubles on Saturday at Messiah.
Tarquin
McGurrin
Alexander
Ochalski
Charles
Swope
Brian
Harkins


Results

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Four players posted wins in singles and doubles action to lead The University of Scranton men's tennis team to a 6-3 win at Messiah on Saturday morning.

Scranton (2-0) got singles and doubles wins from sophomore Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) and seniors Alexander Ochalski (Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central), Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) and Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield).

The Royals jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles on the strength of victories at the top two spots. McGurrin and Ochalski teamed for a 8-0 win at no. 1 doubles while Swope and Harkins posted an 8-1 victory at no. 2.

In singles play, McGurrin gave Scranton a 6-1, 6-2 victory at the top of the lineup and Ochalski followed with a 6-0, 6-2 win at no. 2. Swope was nearly flawless at no. 3, posting a 6-1, 6-0 win while Harkins was untouched at  no. 4 with a 6-0, 6-0 win.

The men's tennis team will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 25, when the Royals go on the road to face Wilkes at 4 p.m. at Kirby Park in Edwardsville, Pa.

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