QUICK STORY: The Susquehanna men's tennis team competed in the King's College Invitational Saturday afternoon.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT: To complete the tournament in one day the singles flights were combined: one and two singles, three and four singles, five and six singles and seven and eight singles. There were three rounds in each single flight – round one, semi-final and final – and two rounds in each double flight (round one and final).
At number three doubles, Nick Meale and Ashton Collins defeated their first round opponents from Misericordia (8-1) and then won the final 8-1 against King's.
SINGLES ACTION: Ornstein competed at number one singles and defeated his Marywood opponent 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the semi-final where he lost 7-6, 6-1 to King's. Dove lost in the first round to Misericordia 6-0, 6-4 at the number two singles position.
Cocolas competed in the number three singles spot and won the first round 6-0, 6-1 against Misericordia and lost in the semi-final to King's 6-1, 7-6. Seibert advanced to the final as he defeated opponents from King's (walkover) and Marywood (6-2, 6-0). In the final, Seibert lost to King's 6-4, 6-1.
Collins (number five) and Meale (number six) went head to head in the 5/6 singles final after dispatching their opponents in the first and semi-final rounds. Collins won 6-1, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-1 over Misericordia and King's while Meale won 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-1 over Marywood and Misericordia. Meale defeated Collins in the final 6-0, 6-3.
The number 7/8 tournament saw another River Hawks final as number seven Swim defeated his Marywood (6-4, 0-6, 1-0) and King's (6-4, 2-6, 1-0) opponents to face number eight Gow – first round bye, defeated King's 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 – who then won against Swim 6-4, 2-6, 1-0.
WHAT'S NEXT? Susquehanna remains on the road as they travel to Misericordia on Wednesday, September 21 for a 3:30 p.m. match.