Mount St. Mary's Men's Tennis
at Bucknell Quad
Friday, Sept. 9- Sunday, Sept. 11
Mount Update: The men's team opens the 2011-2012 season at the Bucknell Quad this Friday through Sunday in Lewisburg, Pa. The team finished 7-12 overall last year, while posting a 1-3 record in conference play. The Mount fell to Quinnipiac in the Northeast Conference Tournament last year.
About the Bucknell Quad: The Mountaineers will face the host Bison, along with Saint Francis Pa., and Loyola. The tournament will run for three days starting on Friday, September 9 and run through Sunday, September 11.
About Last Year: Sophomores Mike Salomon and Matthew Blake each had double digit singles victories, to lead the team. Freshman Mike Zabetakis also joined the double digit club with 12 wins. On the doubles side, Zabetakis and Salomon teamed up to win eight doubles matches, the most out of those returning.
Senior Leadership: The team will have two seniors at the helm this year in Jastin Mostowtt (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic), and Riley Gates (Ellicott City, Md./Mount St. Joseph). Mostowtt has six singles wins in his career, and has four doubles wins in his three seasons at the Mount.
Three's Company: The team has a strong junior class with three members who have been a force in the Northeast Conference. Matthew Blake (Garnet Valley, Pa./Salesianum (Del.), Mike Salomon (Haymarket, Va./Seton School), and Taylor Place (Snellville, Ga./St. Pius X) make up the trio. Both Blake and Salomon have posted double digit singles wins with Blake having 28 for his career, and Salomon posting 31 in his two years thus far. Place had 14 singles wins his freshman campaign, and posted eight a year ago. Place has 27 career doubles win, the most of any player on the squad.
Mike in the Middle: Sophomore Mike Zabetakis (Finksburg, Md./Calvert Hall) posted a 10-5 mark at the number three spot last year, the best individual singles record of all returning players from a year ago.
Up Next: The men return to action Tuesday, September 13 when they take on UDC.