Men's Tennis Falls To Drew In Landmark Conference Championship
MADISON, N.J. – The University of Scranton men’s tennis team was unable to get over the hump against Drew University, falling to the Rangers in the Landmark Conference championship for the third straight year, 5-0, on Saturday afternoon.
The Royals entered the final with revenge on their minds after losing to Drew, 5-4, in the 2011 championship match and 5-3 in the 2010 title match. But the Rangers continued their dominance, winning the title for the fifth time in the conference’s five years.
Drew has won 12 straight conference championships dating back to the school’s time in the Freedom Conference prior to joining the Landmark Conference for the 2008 season.
The Rangers got off to a strong start on Saturday, sweeping all three doubles matches, including a narrow 9-8 win at No. 2 doubles by senior Matt Brisotti (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck) and junior Matt Imbo (Islip, N.Y./Islip) over Scranton juniors Tim McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) and Bennett Kelley (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central).
Drew won the No. 2 and No. 3 singles to clinch the victory with Scranton leading or tied in the other four singles when the match was clinched.
Scranton ends its season at 8-5, the team’s fifth straight winning season.
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