Men's Tennis Prevails in Tough 5-4 Match Against Marywood

Men's Tennis Prevails in Tough 5-4 Match Against Marywood


SELINSGROVE, Pa. — The Susquehanna University men’s tennis team ran its record to 5-0 this fall with a 5-4 victory over the visitors from Marywood University on Oct. 3.

Both teams split singles play, but SU won two of the three doubles matches.

The second-flight singles point was claimed by sophomore Richard Fitzsimmons (Brielle, N.J./Loomis Chafee) with a straight-sets victory, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Mats Haaland (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) followed suit from fourth-flight with a 6-2, 6-2 point.

Senior Bruce Osburn (Sayre, Pa./Sayre Area) recorded another straight-sets victory from fifth-flight, 6-1, 6-1, to pick up the final singles point.

Freshman Jeremy Neville (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley Senior HS) and sophomore Michael Hickey (Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) won their second-flight doubles match against the Marywood opponent, 8-4.

Osborn and junior Grant Uber (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) won easily in third-flight doubles, 8-2

Next match: Saturday, Oct. 9 at St. Mary’s (Md.), 1 p.m.