Emmitsburg, Md.(March 11, 2013)-- The Mount St. Mary's men's tennis team defeated Wagner on Monday afternoon, 7-0. The Mount swept all three doubles matches, and all three singles matches en route to a win in the first conference match of the season.
Matthew Blake and Taylor Place got the scoring going by downing Christian Grau and Sawyer Fonda, 8-2 at No. 1 doubles. Senior Mike Salomon and sophomore Adam Salam teamed up to hand Christian Rautenstrauch and Taylor Santoro an 8-2 loss at No. 2 doubles. Mike Zabetakis and Austin Blake won by default at No. 3 doubles, because Wagner could not field a team.
The Mount swept all six singles matches, no dropping more than two games in any match. Matthew Blake defeated Grau at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Adam Salam, Mike Salomon, and Austin Blake each won their match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. Salam defeated Fonda at No. 2, Salomon downed Rautenstrauch at No. 3 and A. Blake defeated Taylor Santoro at No. 4. Mike Zabetakis won 6-0,6-0 at the No. 5 spot over C.J. Jarema, not dropping a point in the second set. Senior Taylor Place won by default at No. 6 singles.
The Mount returns to action on Thursday, March 14 when they take on the Bulldogs of Bryant. The match in Emmitsburg will start at 3:00 PM.
MSM 7 - Wagner 0
1. Matthew Blake/Taylor Place (MSM) def. Christian Grau/Sawyer Fonda (WC)- 8-2
2. Mike Salomon/Adam Salam (MSM) def. Christian Rautenstrauch/Taylor Santoro (WC)- 8-2
3. Mike Zabetakis/Austin Blake (MSM) won by default
1. Matthew Blake (MSM) def. Christian Grau (WC)- 6-2, 6-1
2. Adam Salam (MSM) def. Sawyer Fonda (WC)- 6-1, 6-0
3. Mike Salomon (MSM) def. Christian Rautenstrauch (WC)- 6-1, 6-0
4. Austin Blake (MSM) def. Taylor Santoro (WC)- 6-1, 6-0
5. Mike Zabetakis (MSM) def. C.J. Jarema (WC)- 6-0, 6-0
6. Taylor Place (MSM) won by default