Men's Tennis Blanks Augustana (Ill.), 7-0, in Opening Match in Florida

Mount St. Mary's men's tennis opened its five-match trip to Florida with a 7-0 victory against Augustana (Ill.). 

In singles action, Matthew Blake earned a win at the No. 1 spot, downing Lawrence Palmer 4-6, 6-2, 10-4.  Adam Salam rallied for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over Will Palmer at No. 2 singles while Mike Salomon breezed past Andy Wall, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot in the lineup.

Austin Blake won 7-5, 6-3 over Kevin Bayles at No. 4 singles with Mike Zabetakis defeating Grant Wick, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 5 singles.  Taylor Place posted a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles against Jack Cullen.

The Mount opened the match by sweeping the doubles matches to earn the doubles point.  Matthew Blake and Place defeated Lawrence Palmer and Wall, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles.  Salomon and Salam blanked Will Palmer and Bayles at No. 2, while Austin Blake and Zabetakis blanked Cullen and Austin Schoeck at No. 3.

Mount St. Mary's 7, Augustana (Ill.) 0
Singles
No. 1:  Matthew Blake (MSM) def. Lawrence Palmer (Augustana), 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
No. 2:  Adam Salam (MSM) def. Will Palmer (Augustana), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 3:  Mike Salomon (MSM) def. Andy Wall (Augustana), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4:  Austin Blake (MSM) def. Kevin Bayles (Augustana), 7-5, 6-3
No. 5:  Mike Zabetakis (MSM) def. Grant Wick (Augustana), 6-2, 6-1
No. 6:  Taylor Place (MSM) def. Jack Cullen (Augustana), 6-0, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1:  M. Blake and Place (MSM) def. L. Palmer and Wall (Augustana), 8-6
No. 2:  Salomon and Salam (MSM) def. W. Palmer and Bayles (Augustana), 8-0
No. 3:  A. Blake and Zabetakis (MSM) def. Cullen and Austin Schoeck (Augustana), 8-0