The Mount men’s tennis team pulled out a tough win against the Wagner Seahawks to open NEC play on Mar. 15. The last time that Wagner made the trek to Emmitsburg, they were trounced by the Mount in a one-sided contest that finished with a 6-1 scoreline. The Seahawks were seeking their first win of the spring season after going undefeated in the fall portion.
The Mountaineers came out hot, sweeping three match-ups to secure the doubles point. The pairing of senior Adam Salam and sophomore Mateo DeSomocurcio dominated in an 8-2 blowout at the number one spot. In the two spot, Austin Blake and freshman Brandon Wortkotter had a tougher time, fighting hard to earn an 8-7,(8-6) victory. The sophomore tag team of Louis Tonon and Darren Mast made short work of their foes by a final of 8-4 in the three spot.
In singles competition, Blake came out victorious in a back and forth 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 contest with Wagner’s freshman standout Michal Rolski at number one slot. Desomocurcio took down fellow Wagner freshman Ryan Khan at the two spot with a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Salam continued the excellent day in the number three hole, battling out a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) win versus another Wagner rookie, Juan Alanis.
The Mount’s good fortune changed at the number four slot as Mast fell to one of the Wagner freshman, Allen Wang, in two sets, 6-4, 6-4. His classmate Charlton Boyd also came out victorious when he bested the Mount’s Tonon in three sets at 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The deciding match-up laid upon the shoulders of Mount junior Peter Salomon in his only action of the day. He faced-off against the only sophomore on Wagner’s extremely young team, Sam Flaxman, at the number six slot. Salomon brought home the win for the Mountaineers in straight-sets of 6-3, 6-1.
The Mount will take on the Bucknell Bison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania this afternoon at 3 o’clock in a non-conference matchup.