SCRANTON, Pa. (April 16, 2016) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team lost a Landmark conference road match-up at Scranton, 7-2. The loss drops the Mariners to 4-3 (2-1 Landmark), while the Royals improve to 4-8 (1-2 Landmark).
Scranton swept the doubles action to take a 3-0 lead early in the match. The Mariners got closest at #1, where sophomore Jake McDonough (Wilmington, N.C.) and freshman Daniel Zakrevski (Queens, N.Y.) fought hard, but came up short with an 8-4 loss.
In singles, the Mariners earned their first point of the day with a victory at #4, where senior Josh Levitas (Huntingtown, Md.) battled to a 6-2, 6-4 win. Merchant Marine closed out the match with a win at #1 with McDonough winning by the scores of 7-5, 6-2.
A full box score from the match will be available later in the day on Saturday on the USMMA tennis schedule page.
The Mariners return to action tomorrow Sunday, April 17, when they visit Landmark Conference rival Juniata in a 1 p.m. start at Raffensperger Tennis Courts.
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