Men’s Tennis Grabs Win from USMMA

KING’S POINT, N.Y. – The Susquehanna men’s tennis team grabbed its second-consecutive league victory as the Crusaders took down USMMA 7-2 to improve to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in Landmark Conference play.

The Mariners’ Jeff Gulitis opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Michael Hickey (Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) before SU rallied to sweep the final five singles matches. Mats Haaland (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick), Jeremy Neville (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley Senior), Matthew Quadrini (Escondido, Calif./Brunswick – Maine), Bruce Osborn (Sayre, Pa./Sayre Area) and Grant Uber (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) all picked up wins, with Osborn and Uber not dropping a set.

Haaland and Hickey dropped the first doubles match by a 9-8 score before Neville and Quadrini took down the Mariners doubles team of Biondi Phua and Richard Hine by an 8-3 score. Uber and Osborn teamed up to end the doubles action, and the match, with an 8-2 win over Fickens and Tichler.

The SU men’s and women’s teams host conference opponent Moravian on April 2 for a 1 p.m. match.