NEWBURGH, N.Y. (April 11, 2018) – The USMMA tennis team earned a hard-fought 5-4 road Skyline victory up at Mount St. Mary College on Wednesday night. The win, which was the Mariners' fifth-straight, improves their record to 7-5 (5-0 Skyline), while the Knights fall to 6-5 (2-1 Skyline) in defeat.
The Mariners built up a 2-1 lead after doubles action, with the #2 duo of senior Jake McDonough (Wilmington, N.C.) and junior Daniel Zakrevski (Forest Hills, N.Y.) ending first with an 8-1 victory, followed by MSMC taking #3 by a 9-7 score to tie the match up at 1-1 and then the #1 pairing of freshmen Andrew Carey (Moseley, Va.) and Barry Booth (Spanish Fort, Ala.) closing out doubles by claiming an 8-5 win.
In singles, every match the Mariners won was followed by a victory by the Knights. Booth finished first at #3 with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph, followed by Mount St. Mary winning at #4. Then junior Branden Deeter (Truckee, Calif.) had a huge 6-1, 7-5 victory at #5, but the Knights crawled back to within just one point with a win at #1. Finally, Carey clinched the match for Merchant Marine with a 7-5, 6-3 "W" at #2.
To view the full results from the match, click here.
The Mariners are back in action this Friday, April 13, for another Skyline road contest, this time up at Sarah Lawrence College. First serve in doubles action is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Gryphons' SLC Courts on their campus in Bronxville, N.Y.
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