USMMA Comes Up Short Against Susquehanna

Senior Bryan Diffley
Senior Bryan Diffley

Kings Point, NY – The United States Merchant Marine Academy Mariners (1-3, 0-2) dropped their Landmark Conference matchup against the Crusaders of Susquehanna University (4-6, 1-0) Saturday afternoon by a score of 6-3, in Kings Point, NY.

The Mariners put together their best effort of the spring portion of their schedule; piecing together three wins against the Crusaders.

Senior Bryan Diffley (Mattituck, NY) and freshman Alexander Se Ryckere (San Diego, CA) both picked up singles victories for the Mariners; 6-3, 6-2 and 7-6, 7-4 respectively.

The duo of freshman Josh Levitas and sophomore Jeremy Guettlein also notched a 'W' for Merchant Marine on the score sheet, winning their doubles match 8-6.

In the fifth slot for the Mariners, sophomore Moana Kawatachi (Santa Maria, CA) was the only Kings Pointer to force a third set, dropping her match 2-6, 6-2, 10-3.

USMMA will be hosting Moravian College, Wednesday, March 27 at 4:30 PM.