By Alex Kurtz, Sports Editor
The Susquehanna University men’s and women’s tennis teams split their matches on the road against rival Lycoming with the men winning 7-1 on Thursday, Sept. 14 while the women dropped their match 8-1 on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
The men’s team had their match shortened by rain, but still managed find the time to sweep their three doubles matches on the day.
Junior Ryan Seibert and junior Nicholas Meale took home a victory in the No. 1 doubles match 8-4.
Sophomore Garrett Deyle and junior Alexander Dove posted an 8-1 win at No.2 and freshman Ian Reish and sophomore Taylor Swim won their match with a clean 8-0.
Dove, Reish and Swim also all posted wins in their singles match in straight sets.
Dove played in No. 1 singles match and took home a win 6-2, 6-0.
Reish, playing in the No. 5 singles match, won 6-0, 6-1 and Swim recorded a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win.
Junior Alexander Cocolas also took home a straight-set win at No. 3 singles with a perfect 6-0, 6-0.
Meale was ahead 1-0 in his No. 2 singles match, but that was when the match was called due to rain. Susquehanna had their only loss of the day come in the No. 4 singles match where Lycoming’s Alhoun Lundy took a 6-2, 6-2 win over Deyle.
The men’s team improves to 2-0 on the season and returns to Selinsgrove to play Misericordia in their first home match of the season on Saturday, Sept. 23.
On the women’s side junior Isabella Ferrari won the only match for the River Hawks, taking the No. 6 singles match in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Senior Julia Spear dropped both her singles and double match with close scores.
Spear would fall in the No. 4 singles match and dropped an 8-4 decision with her partner Cassey Fox in the No. 2 doubles match.
Lycoming (2-2) took home all three doubles matches on the day, and swept the No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 singles matches in straight sets.
The warriors also won both the No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles with the same score of 6-2, 6-1.
With the loss, the women’s tennis team drops to 2-1 on the season. The team’s next match will be their home opener aside the men’s team against Misericordia on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Match time for both teams will be at 12 p.m. on the James Garret Sports Center.