Millersville Tennis played twice last week. They started with Harford Community College. They came here, saw some action, and did not conquer thanks to solid performances all around the board from the Marauders. Doubles play turned out to be quite crucial as Millersville dropped No. 1 doubles 6-8, but got a convincing win from the team of Kevin Tran and Dylan Ryan at No. 2 to even things up at 1-1. The No. 3 doubles team of freshman Christian Boyer and sophomore Anthony Jadus fell behind early but managed to pull it together late as they picked up their serving games, and won the final six out of seven games.
Singles action for the guys started off well with No. 2 Tucker Mertz crushing his opposition 6-0 6-2, and No. 1 Jody “Slambrick” looking calm and collected as usual as he found his rhythm in the second set and maintained it through the third set, winning 5-7 6-4 6-1. At No. 3, Kevin Tran looked like he was going to go the extra mile as he had the longest match of the day, but an injury forced him to drop out and give his opponent the win by forfeit. No. 4 and 5 singles did not come out of their matches with wins, so the match was left to No. 6 singles where sophomore Anthony Jadus did what was necessary to pull out the 7-6 (5) 6-4 win.
Shifting to the women’s match, one can see that this match yielded a much different story. Where the men made the match come down to No. 6 singles, the women did not allow their opponents to come close. They were superior across the board. Completely commanding play gave them their 9-0 win. For both teams, these wins gave them a good look at what things they did right and things that they can improve on.
The team also traveled down to La Salle University on Sunday where they played some stiff competition. The men’s team yielded a win at No.1 doubles where power houses Jody Sambrick and Tucker Mertz showed great teamwork as they prevailed over their opposition, and on the women’s side, Junior Maggie Karr played great tennis winning 6-4 6-2.
There are a few matches coming up for the ladies, and the men have one more match in the fall season. The women play at home this Friday at 4 p.m. against Edinboro and on Saturday at 10 a.m. against Mercyhurst.