Swat Tennis Splits on Saturday with Loss to Mary Washington and Win Over Ursinus
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore College men's tennis team (6-8, 5-0 CC) lost to Mary Washington (8-10) on Saturday 6-3 but remained unbeaten in Centennial Conference play with a 9-0 rout of the Ursinus Bears (5-9, 0-6 CC) in their afternoon match on Faulkner Courts.
The Garnet started out Saturday morning with a match-up against Mary Washington University highlighted by a big No. 1 doubles victory by sophomores Stephen Youngblood and Zak Kelm over the Eagle's Evan Goff and Kaz Murata 8-3.
Kelm would go onto win his singles match against Murata in straight sets 7-5 and 6-2. Freshman James Wieler would pick up Swat's only other win of the match defeating Brian Hope 6-4 and 6-0.
Swarthmore's second match-up of the day would be Centennial Conference foe, Ursinus College. Swat wouldn't give up a set in the match in the 9-0 victory.
Kelm and Youngblood would win again in No.1 doubles action with an 8-0 victory over Kevin Dean and Sean Kelley. Sophomore Max Bressman and Seth Udelson took down Chris Wyshock and Greg Lewis 8-1 and the freshman pair of Malik Mubeen and Wieler defeated Jason Zerbe and Josh Hollaman 8-1.
Kelm and Wieler were both perfect on the day after winning their singles matches against Ursinus. Kelm would defeat Ursinus No. 2 Wyshock 6-1 and 6-1 while Wieler wouldn't give up a game defeating Zerbe 6-0 and 6-0.
The Swarthmore men's tennis team returns to Faulkner Courts on Wednesday April 14 as Johns Hopkins visits Swarthmore. Play begins at 3:30 PM.
Swarthmore vs. Mary Washington (MW wins 6-3)
1. Youngblood and Kelm (S) d. Goff and Murata (MW) 8-3
2. Frisk and Hope (MW) d. Wee and Bressman (S) 8-6
3. Apperson and Wichlin (MW) d. Mubeen and Wieler (S) 8-2
1. Sam Wichlin (MW) d. Stephen Youngblood (S) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
2. Zak Kelm (S) d. Murata (MW) 7-5, 6-2
3. Apperson (MW) d. Mark Wee 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
4. Baver (MW) d. Max Bressman (S) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
5. Goff (MW) d. Malik Mubeen (S) 6-4, 6-1
6. James Wieler (S) d. Hope (MW) 6-4 6-0
Swarthmore vs. Ursinus
(Swarthmore wins 9-0)
1. Youngblood and Kelm (S) d. Dean and Kelley (U) 8-0
2. Udelson and Bressman (S) d. Wyshock and Lewis (U) 8-1
3. Wieler and Mubeen (S) d. Zerbe and Hollaman (U) 8-1
1. Stephen Youngblood (S) d. Kevin Dean
(U) 6-2, 6-2
2. Zak Kelm (S) d. Chris Wyshock (U) 6-1, 6-1
3. Max Bressman (S) d. Sean Kelley (U) 6-1, 6-3
4. James Wieler (S) d. Jason Zerbe (U) 6-0, 6-0
5. Seth Udelson (S) d. Josh Hollaman (U) 6-1, 6-1
6. Sam Clark (S) d. Nick Rall (U) 6-2, 6-3