Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tennis - Shorthanded Warriors down Pacers, 5-4

SCRANTON, Pa. – Despite using five players, the Lycoming College men’s tennis team scored its first win of the season thanks to winning both contested doubles matches and three singles matches to post a 5-4 non-conference win against Marywood University on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Marywood Tennis Courts.

The Warriors (1-1 overall) were able to take an early lead by posting two doubles wins, with seniors Alhoun Lundy (Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Son Phan (Hanoi, Vietnam/High School for Gifted Students) notching a 8-0 win over John Shebby and Rick Sun at No. 2 doubles. Senior Rob Smith (Middleburg, Pa./Selinsgrove) and sophomore Mitch Wheary (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) added an 8-3 win over Bryan Scholl and Cole Strange at No. 1 to give Lycoming a 2-1 lead at the end of doubles play.

In singles action, the Pacers (0-1 overall) immediately tied the match with a default win at No. 6 singles and the Pacers added wins at No. 3 and No.5 singles to get to four wins. However, Smith beat Scholl, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, Wheary added a 6-1, 6-4 win over Steven Price at No. 1 and Lundy posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Shebby at No. 4 to ensure the win.

The win leaves Smith just one win shy of becoming the 11th player in school history to post 25 singles victories in a career, while Wheary won his 10th career singles match against the Pacers.

The Warriors get back in action on Thursday, Sept. 14, when they host Susquehanna University at 4 p.m. at Bruce Henry Park.

Tennis Match Results
Lycoming vs Marywood University
Sep 11, 2017 at Scranton, Pa.
(Marywood University)

Lycoming 5, Marywood University 4

Singles competition
1. Mitch Wheary (LYCOM) def. Steven Price (MUMT) 6-1, 6-4
2. Rob Smith (LYCOM) def. Bryon Scholl (MUMT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Cole Strange (MUMT) def. Son Phan (LYCOM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Alhoun Lundy (LYCOM) def. John Shebby (MUMT) 6-1, 6-4
5. Rick Sun (MUMT) def. Duc Dang (LYCOM) 6-3, 6-0
6. Jake Jacobs (MUMT) def. No player (LYCOM), by default

Doubles competition
1. Rob Smith/Mitch Wheary (LYCOM) def. Scholl/Strange (MUMT) 8-3
2. Alhoun Lundy/Son Phan (LYCOM) def. Shebby/Sun (MUMT) 8-0
3. Jake Jacobs/Ulises Munoz-Santos (MUMT) by default

Match Notes:
Lycoming 1-1
Marywood University 0-1

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