March 22, 2012

Kron wins singles, 0 and 0

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel swept doubles play and took the five completed singles matches in straight sets to defeat Goucher 8-0 in non-conference men's tennis action on Thursday.

Brian Kron (Upperco, Md./North Carroll) paced the Green Terror (5-2) with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at second singles to cap his 2-0 day.

Pat Murrin forced a tiebreaker for the Gophers (0-10) at fourth singles.

Kron teamed with Matthew Langsdale (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) to notch an 8-2 victory at second doubles before Langsdale also capped a 2-0 day with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) victory at No. 4 singles.

Steve French (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Chad Palman (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) also added double-win outings after combining for an 8-5 win at No. 1 singles.

French won first singles, 7-5, 6-2 and Palman took fifth singles, 6-0, 6-2.

Seth McFall (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) teamed with Daniel Xinis (Owings, Md./Northern) for an 8-0 victory at third doubles. McFall added a 6-1, 6-1 win at third singles.

Bennett Daniels (Easton, Md./Sts. Peter & Paul) and Thomas Adair went toe-to-toe at sixth singles. Adair took the first set 6-4 before Daniels forced a super-tiebreaker third set with a 6-3 victory in the second set.

With daylight fading, the pair and their coaches agreed to start the final set but with Daniels leading 3-0, darkness ultimately prevailed and forced the match to be called without a decision.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Haverford on Saturday. Match time is 12 p.m.

McDaniel 8, Goucher 0
Doubles
1. Steve French/Chad Palman (M) def. David Spivey/Nick Pelensky 8-5;
2. Brian Kron/Matthew Langsdale (M) def. Pat Murnin/Daniel Csete 8-2;
3. Daniel Xinis/Seth McFall (M) def. Seth Manfield/Thomas Adair 8-0.

Singles
1. French (M) def. Spivey 7-5, 6-2;
2. Kron (M) def. Pelensky 6-0, 6-0;
3. McFall (M) def. Csete 6-1, 6-1;
4. Langsdale (M) def. Murnin 6-2, 7-6 (7-1);
5. Palman (M) def. Manfield 6-0, 6-2;
6. Bennett Daniels (M) vs. Adair (G), called.

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