Mount St. Mary's Men's Tennis Picks up Two More Wins in Florida

Kissimmee, Fla. (March 5, 2013)-- Mount St. Mary's picked up two wins in the final two matches in Florida last week to run their record to 7-1 on the season. The Mountaineers began with a 9-0 win against Concordia-M'head before taking down Davenport, 7-2.

The Mount turned a 3-0 advantage in doubles into a 9-0 sweep against Concordia. The Matthew Blake/Taylor Place combo at No. 1 doubles won their match, 8-6. At No. 2 doubles, Adam Salam and Mike Salomon were victorious by the same 8-6 margin, while Austin Blake and Mike Zabetakis were 8-1 winners at No. 3 doubles.

The Mountaineers made quick work of the Cobbers in singles play with straight-set wins in all six matches.

Against Davenport, the Mount picked up a 2-1 edge in doubles. M. Blake and Place were again victorious with an 8-5 win at No. 1. The Mount's other doubles point came on Zabetakis and A. Blake's 8-3 No. 3 doubles win.

The Mount fought for five wins in six singles matches in the Davenport matchup. M. Blake won his No. 1 singles match 7-6(7-2), 6-2 and Salam cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 to give the Mount wins at the top two slots. Salomon earned a 7-5, 6-1 No. 3 singles victory, while A. Blake's No. 4 singles win, 7-5, 6-0, and Price's No. 6 win, 6-0, 6-2, helped seal the victory.

On Sunday, March 10th, the Mount is back on the road to face Navy in Annapolis, Md. The first serve is scheduled for noon.

Mount St. Mary's 9, Concordia-M'head College 0
No. 1: Matthew Blake (MSM) def. Brian Olson (CC), 6-1, 6-1
No. 2: Adam Salam (MSM) def. Devin Larson (CC), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3: Mike Salomon (MSM) def. Peter Dahlberg (CC), 6-0, 6-1
No. 4: Austin Blake (MSM) def. Nick Moe (CC), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5: Mike Zabetakis (MSM) def. Zach Zitur (CC), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6: Taylor Place (MSM) def. Zach Biggar (CC), 6-1, 6-1

No. 1: M. Blake and Place (MSM) def. Olson and Larson (CC), 8-6
No. 2: Salomon and Salam (MSM) def. Moe and Dahlberg (CC), 8-6
No. 3: Zabetakis and A. Blake (MSM) def. Zitur and Biggar (CC), 8-1


Mount St. Mary's 7, Davenport 2
No. 1: Matthew Blake (MSM) def. Pierre Michelsen (DU), 7-6(7-2) 6-2
No. 2: Adam Salam (MSM) def. Vitaly Shumilov (DU), 6-2, 6-0
No. 3: Mike Salomon (MSM) def. Zac Chambers (DU), 7-5, 6-1
No. 4: Austin Blake (MSM) def. Tyler Chambers (DU) 7-5, 6-0
No. 5: Christian Woods (DU) def. Mike Zabetakis (MSM), 6-7(3-7), 0-6
No. 6: Taylor Price (MSM) def. Matheus Carvalho (DU), 6-0, 6-2

No. 1: M. Blake and Place (MSM) def. Michelsen and Shumilov (DU), 8-5
No. 2: Eric Pell and Carvalho (DU) def. Salomon and Salam (MSM), 8-2
No. 3: Zabetakis and A. Blake (MSM) def. T. Chambers and Z. Chambers (DU), 8-3