St. Mary's Men's Tennis Earns CAC Win over Penn State Harrisburg on Senior Day

Ethan Garren '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Ethan Garren '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's tennis team (4-5, 1-1 CAC) won their first Capital Athletic Conference match of the year Saturday afternoon as the Seahawks handily beat Penn State Harrisburg (2-8, 0-1 CAC), 9-0.

Prior to the match, the team's three seniors – James Loftis (Annapolis, Md./Saint Andrews [Del.]), Connor McKissick (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), and Kyle Van Winter (Scaggsville, Md./Good Counsel) – were recognized for their dedication to the program.

St. Mary's 9, Harrisburg 0

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Sophomores Jon Gorel (Jessup, Md./Hammond) and Ethan Garren (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) took down Pranoy Banka and Ryan McCurdy, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles.
  • Van Winter and McKissick got back in the win column, beating Eric Belles and Isaac George, 8-3, at No. 2 doubles.
  • Loftis and sophomore Ron Stith (Cheltenham, Md./Henry Lackey) quickly defeated Noah Nacionales and Alexander Rohn, 8-1, in the final doubles match.

Singles:

  • Gorel, Stith, McKissick, Loftis, and Van Winter all captured their singles matches in straight sets with McKissick and Van Winter walking away from the weekend undefeated in singles play.
  • Garren went down early in his match, 5-7, at No. 2 singles but rallied with an impressive 6-0 win in the second set and the claimed the super tiebreaker, 10-3, for the win over Banka.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 30 at Salisbury University (8-3, 1-0 CAC) – Salisbury, Md. – CAC match – 4:00 p.m. 

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