Men's Tennis Wins Landmark Opener Against Goucher, 5-4

Men's Tennis Wins Landmark Opener Against Goucher, 5-4


SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The Susquehanna University men's tennis team won its 2009-10 Landmark Conference opener against the visitors from Goucher College, 5-4, at the James W. Garrett Sports Complex on March 27.

Freshman Mats Haaland (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) won a straight-sets match at second-flight singles for Susquehanna (5-3, 1-0 Landmark), 6-4, 6-1, over his Goucher (1-7, 0-1 Landmark) opponent.

Fellow freshman Richard Fitzsimmons (Brielle, N.J./Lommis Chaffee, Conn.) was a three-sets winner from third-flight, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 while junior Bruce Osburn (Sayre, Pa./Sayre Area) recorded the final straight-sets victory from the sixth flight, 6-0, 6-2.

Osborn is now 6-0 in singles this season and in his career.

Fitzsimmons and Haaland earned a point from first-flight doubles, dropping their Gophers opponents, 8-2.

Junior William Mellor (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) and sophomore Grant Uber (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) tallied the other SU point at third-flight doubles, defeating their opponents, 8-6.

Next Match: Saturday, April 3 vs. USMMA (Landmark Conference match), 1 p.m.