McGurrin/Ochalski Earn First Team Honors in both Singles & Doubles in Men’s Tennis All-Landmark Selections

McGurrin/Ochalski Earn First Team Honors in both Singles & Doubles in Men’s Tennis All-Landmark Selections
Tarquin McGurrin Alexander Ochalski Brian Harkins Charles Swope  Christian Aksu

 

Sophomore Tarquin McGurrin (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep) and senior Alexander Ochalski (Hopewell, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) were named to the All-Landmark Conference men's tennis First Team in both singles and doubles on Thursday morning, headlining the eight total selections for the Royals.

Meanwhile, senior's Charles Swope (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) and Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) earned second-team All-Landmark Conference honors in singles, while Harkins also earned the second team honor in doubles with partner graduate student Christian Aksu (Exton, Pa./West Chester East).

The five players who earned All-Landmark Conference honors for the Royals led the team back to the Landmark Conference playoffs this season after they finished the regular year with a 5-2 record in conference play. In the Landmark Conference semifinals, the Royals knocked off Juniata, 5-0, before falling to conference champ Goucher, 5-1, to finish the year with an 11-8 overall mark.

McGurrin, who earned All-Landmark Conference First Team honors in both singles and doubles for the second straight season with today's selection, put together another strong season for the Royals playing at the top of the line-up.

In singles play, he went 13-7 overall and 11-7 in the top spot of the line-up, sporting a 5-2 mark in Landmark Conference matches. In doubles and with partner Ochalski, the tandem posted a 12-8 mark for the year and went 10-8 in doubles action in the first flight. They also went 4-3 in conference matches, as well.

Ochalski, meanwhile, ended his career at Scranton earning All-Landmark Conference First Team honors in both singles and doubles for the second time in his time at Scranton last taking First Team honors in both in 2017.

In singles on the year, Ochalski finished with a 16-5 mark playing primarily number two in the line-up and went a perfect 7-0 in singles play during the Landmark Conference season. For his career, Ochalski won 39 doubles matches and collected 37 singles victories, putting him seventh and eighth, respectively, in those categories in program history.

Speaking of program history, Harkins ended his career at Scranton with 57 career singles victories, tied for the most all-time.

Earning All-Landmark Conference honors in singles for the second time in singles (last earning it in 2017) and doubles (he earned it last year), Harkins finished the season on a 13 match winning streak in singles play, posting an 18-1 overall mark and a 7-0 ledger in the Landmark Conference. Meanwhile, in doubles with partner Aksu (who earned All-Landmark Conference accolades for the first time Thursday), the pair posted an 8-3 overall mark for the year, going 6-1 in Landmark Conference play.

Rounding out the All-Landmark Conference selections for Scranton was Swope, who earned All-Landmark Second Team honors for the second time in his career, last earning it in 2016.

This season, Swope went 13-7 overall, playing primarily at number three in the singles line-up, where he went 10-7. In Landmark Conference action, he went 6-1, as well.

For the full All-Landmark Conference teams for men's tennis, click here.

--ROYALS--