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Steve French 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

St. Mary's downs McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – St. Mary's (Md.) swept its way through singles play to cap a 9-0 win over McDaniel in non-conference men's tennis action on Sunday.

Steve French (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Chad Palman (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) played Andrew Gear and Jay Guzzone to within 8-5 at first doubles to pace the Green Terror (0-1), who was opening its three-match fall schedule.

Guzzone capped his 2-0 day for the Seahawks (1-1) with a 6-0, 6-0 win at fifth singles.

Brian Kron (Upperco, Md./North Carroll) won seven games for McDaniel, partnering with Matthew Langsdale (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) at second doubles. Thomas Hoesman and Kyle Feeley down the sophomore duo, 8-2. Hoesman defeated Kron 6-2, 6-3 at second singles.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Lancaster Bible on Wednesday. Match time is 3 p.m.

St. Mary's (Md.) 9, McDaniel 0
Doubles
1. Andrew Gear/Jay Guzzone (S) def. Steve French/Chad Palman 8-5;
2. Thomas Hoesman/Kyle Feeley (S) def. Brian Kron/Matthew Langsdale 8-2;
3. John Feighner/Stephan Weir (S) def. Daniel Xinis/Tyler Justice 8-1.

Singles
1. Gear (S) def. French 6-1, 6-0;
2. Hoesman (S) def. Kron 6-2, 6-3;
3. Feeley (S) def. Palman 6-2, 6-1;
4. Feighner (S) def. Langsdale 6-2, 6-0;
5. Guzzone (S) def. Xinis 6-0, 6-0;
6. Weir (S) def. Justice 6-2, 6-3.

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