Maryland Completes Perfect Weekend
Jan. 31, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team completed a perfect weekend Sunday with a pair of non-conference shutouts.
The Terps (3-0) downed Villanova 7-0 in the morning before rolling past Howard by the same score in the evening.
"It was a good weekend," head coach Kyle Spencer said of his team, which also swept Georgetown Saturday. "Everyone except Mathias Sarrazin was playing in his first collegiate match (on Saturday). It was good to play a lot of tennis and get that experience."
Using the same singles and doubles lineups for both of Sunday's matches, the Terps met little resistance, dropping just one set on the day.
"We got the results we were hoping for," Spencer said. "We wanted our guys to fight for every point and that's what they did."
Freshman Sergio Wyss won at No. 1 singles in fairly easy fashion, downing Villanova's Alex Leeser 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) before taking care of Howard's Omar Haloui 6-4, 6-1.
After dropping his first set to Howard's Devard Wharton, Ryan Lissner evened the match with a 6-0 second set. With the team outcome already decided, Lissner won 10-8 in a third set tie-breaker.
Lissner and John Collins teamed up at No. 1 doubles. The Maryland duo defeated Villanova's Leeser and John Drosick 9-7 before easily downing Wharton and Haloui 8-2.
The Terps won at the top of the rotation, but it was their depth which set them apart.
The Terps are off until Friday when they play host to Navy. The teams will square off at 3 p.m. in the Tennis Center at College Park.
Maryland will hit the road for the first time Sunday when it faces Penn State at noon in University Park, Pa.