Maryland Rolls in Spring Opener
Jan. 29, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team got its spring off to an impressive start Saturday evening with a convincing 6-1 dual-match victory over George Washington.
The Terps (1-0) won three of the singles matches in straight sets, including a 7-5, 6-3 match-clinching victory at the No. 5 position by Tommy Laine over Erik Hannah.
"George Washington is a talented and much-improved team," second-year head coach Kyle Spencer said. "This was a good test to open the spring. We got some of the rust off."
Andy Magee, a mid-year transfer, saw his first action as a Terrapin and was sharp. Playing at No. 2 singles, Magee easily dispatched of Yan Levinski 6-1, 6-4.
Another Maryland transfer, Maros Horny had a battle at No. 1 singles. The junior, who posted an 11-4 mark in the fall, knocking off four singles players currently in the nation's top 125, needed three sets (3-6, 6-4, 7-5) to down Ugur Atalay.
"Maros played well against a talented opponent," Spencer said. "I think his fitness won that match."
Magee and Horny teamed up at No. 1 doubles to defeat Hannah and Ugur Atalay 8-5 as the Terps secured the first point of the match with victories in all three matchups.
Christopher Kushma had the lone win for the Colonials (0-1), one of the co-favorites to win the Atlantic 10 Conference. Kuskma knocked off Sergio Wyss 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
The Terps are back on the courts at the Tennis Center at College Park on Sunday. They will play host to UMBC at noon and Howard at 6 p.m.