Men's Tennis Stops Landmark Losing Streak

Nicholas Meale won at doubles and singles for Susquehanna in the win over Moravian.
Nicholas Meale won at doubles and singles for Susquehanna in the win over Moravian.

The Susquehanna University Men's Tennis team put together one of its best performances of the year Sunday and posted its first Landmark Conference win since 2013 with an 8-1 victory over Moravian College on the James Garrett Center Courts in Selinsgrove.

The win for Susquehanna stopped a streak of 26 consecutive Landmark Conference losses dating back to a 6-3 win over Goucher on April 20, 2013. The streak was stopped against an opponent in Moravian that came into the match with an overall 23-2 advantage in the series history and had not lost to the River Hawks sine April 10, 1999 when Susquehanna posted a 6-3 win over the Greyhounds.

On Sunday, the River Hawks swept all three doubles matches with Nicholas Meale and Ashton Collins posting an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles for the widest margin of victory in the first three matches.

In singles play, both Meale and Collins posted 6-0, 6-0 wins at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots respectively. Ben Ornstein won at No. 1 singles by a 6-4, 6-2 score, Alexander Cocolas was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 3 singles and Ryan Seibert won his match at No. 4 singles by a 6-2, 6-1 final score.

The River Hawks are off for the next 10 days before facing Juniata April 19 in a home match starting at 3 p.m.