Men’s Tennis Cruises to 9-0 Victory at Pratt

Senior Charles Swope was one of four Royals to win two matches on Sunday as the men's tennis team won at Pratt.
Senior Charles Swope was one of four Royals to win two matches on Sunday as the men's tennis team won at Pratt.
Alexander
Ochalski
Charles
Swope
Brian
Harkins
Tarquin
McGurrin

 

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The University of Scranton men's tennis team snapped a four-match losing skid with a 9-0 victory over Pratt in non-conference action on Sunday. 

The Royals, who dropped just six games in the nine matches on the day, leveled their record at 4-4 on the season while the Cannoneers remain winless in four contests.

Seniors Alexander Ochalski (Hopewell, N.J. / Hopewell Valley Central), Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley), Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield), and sophomore Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) were all two-match winners for Scranton on the day.

Scranton jumped out to 3-0 advantage by sweeping doubles play on Sunday. 

Ochalski and McGurrin teamed up for an 8-1 victory at no. 1 doubles, the same score by which Swope and freshman Christopher Kocon (Mountain Top, Pa./Holy Redeemer) won at no 2. doubles.  At the third flight, Harkins and freshman Sal Sullivan (Binghamton, N.Y./Seton Catholic Central) rolled to an 8-0 victory.

In singles competition, McGurrin won at the top pairing, 6-0, 6-1 while Ochalski posted a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at no. 2 singles.

Swope also won with a 6-1, 6-0 score line at no. 3 singles while Harkins won in straight sets at no. 4 singles. 

At the fifth flight, freshman Daniel Scala (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) claimed a 6-1, 6-0 win while freshman Adrian Maggiani (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) earned a straight set victory at no. 6 singles.

Scranton will open Landmark Conference play on Saturday at Catholic.  First serves are scheduled for 1 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

--ROYALS--