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