Men’s Tennis Tops Juniata to Continue Win Streak

By Bryson Eldridge – Co-Managing Editor

Scranton men’s tennis earned their second conference win and their third win in a row with a 8-1 victory over the Juniata Eagles.  

In doubles play, the Royals took an early lead of 3-0. The first doubles team, seniors James Harrington and Patrick O’Mara, secured an 8-5 victory, while graduate student Sal Sullivan and senior Steven Dussuing, earned an 8-2 win in No. 2 doubles. Junior Jason Budrys and sophomore John Sinclair wrapped up the doubles play with an 8-1 victory.  

In first singles, Harrington faced off against Juniata’s Munoz and lost in two closely contested sets [6-7 (8-10), 5-7]. O’Mara, on the other hand, claimed an easy [victory over Axel Ghawkan with a score of 6-1, 6-0 in second singles. Senior Nathan Tauber then continued the winning streak by earning a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kyle Louder at the third singles position. 

Budrys emerged victorious in fourth singles with a score of 6-2, 6-1. Sinclair won in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) in the fifth singles position. Freshman Nathan Harrison finished the day off with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in sixth singles. 

The Royals are set to compete in their upcoming Landmark Conference match against Catholic in Washington, D.C on Saturday at 1 p.m.