Terps Roll in Season Opener
Jan. 30, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team got the spring season off on the right foot with a dominating performance Saturday as the Terps defeated Georgetown, 7-0.
The Terps (1-0) swept all three doubles matches to secure the doubles point, and only dropped one set in singles play en route to the victory over the Hoyas (2-2).
Finnish freshman Tommy Laine was particularly dominant on the day. Along with fellow Finn Jesse Kiuru, the pair picked up Maryland's first win of the day with an 8-3 doubles victory over Georgetown's Will Lowell and Tim Walsh.
Later in the day, Laine faced Walsh again in singles, and came away with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Freshman John Collins, ranked 121st in the nation, swept Andrew Bruhn 6-2, 6-2 to put the Terps ahead 4-0 in the match, clinching the win.
With the Terrapins already up 6-0 on the match, sophomore Ryan Lissner closed out the match with a hard-fought three-set win over David Tillem, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
First-year head coach Kyle Spencer was pleased with his team's performance, despite its youth and inexperience.
"We had six guys who had never played a college tennis match out there between singles and doubles, and they did a great job of handling the situation and playing with the right level of intensity," Spencer said.
The Terps are back in action Sunday when they play host to Villanova (11 a.m.) and Howard (4 p.m.).