St. Mary's City, Md. – It was another record-setting day for the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team as the Seahawks (15-4, 4-1 CAC) posted a 9-0 shutout of York College of Pennsylvania in a Capital Athletic Conference match Tuesday afternoon, snapping a nine-match slide against the Spartans.
The last time St. Mary's earned a win over York was during the 2000 campaign with a 4-1 decision on the Seahawk home court.
In the win, senior captain Thomas Hoesman (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) became the program's all-time career doubles wins leader with 36, breaking the old mark of 35 set by Jason Whiteman '99. Hoesman picked up his 36th career doubles wins at No. 2 doubles with his partner, junior Kyle Feeley (Baltimore, Md./Mount Saint Joseph), as the duo posted a come-from-behind 9-7 triumph.
Sophomore Andrew Gear (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) equaled his own single-season singles wins record today as Gear notched his 19th victory of the season with a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Today's win was also Gear's 38th career victory, matching the career singles record of 38 set by Whiteman.
After sweeping all three doubles matches, junior Arvin Wong (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) recorded a 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for a 4-0 advantage before sophomore J. Guzzone (Columbia, Md./Hammond) posted a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 6 singles for the decisive fifth point.
With his 8-1 win at No. 3 singles, Hoesman remained undefeated in conference singles action with a 5-0 record.
The Seahawks will be back in action on Friday, April 13th as St. Mary's welcomes Salisbury University, who ranks 13th in the Atlantic South region, to the Somerset Tennis Complex for a conference match at 3:30 pm. Prior to the match, the Seahawks will honor their two seniors: Hoesman and Elliot Russell (Freeport, Maine/Freeport).