SWARTHMORE, Pa. – McDaniel opened its fall men's tennis season with seven players participating in the Centennial Conference Invitational at Swarthmore on Saturday and Sunday.
On the singles side of the draw, Brian Kron (Upperco, Md./North Carroll) was in Flight A, playing three matches. After dripping a 6-3, 6-4 decision to Ursinus' Evan Stuchin and a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Johns Hopkins' Sam Weissler, Kron took the first set off Will Golinkin (Dickinson), 6-2. Golinkin responded with a 6-1 win to force a super-tiebreaker third set, which Golinkin took, 10-7.
Matthew Langsdale (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) and Daniel Xinis (Owings, Md./Northern) were in Flight B and played two matches each. Xinis had the best showing in the flight with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Franklin & Marshall's Parint Lertdumrikam.
Jacob Lorenz (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) played two matches in Flight C while Ryan Salomon (Bethesda, Md./The Siena) and Tyler Justice (Georgetown, Del./Sussex Tech) also had a pair of matches, including one against each other. Justice took the first set 7-5 before Salomon forced a super-tiebreaker with a 6-2 win. Justice prevailed in the final set, 10-4.
Langsdale teamed with Roger Isom (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) for two matches in Flight A on the dobules side of the draw.
Kron and Lorenz took a game off Jon Brittin and Hunter Dewing-Homms of Dickinson in their Flight B match.
Justice and Josh Peeling rounded out competitors in Flight B for the Green Terror.
McDaniel returns to action in a trimatch at Hood with Chatham on Sunday. Action begins at 1 p.m.
McDaniel Singles Results: Flight A: Evan Stuchin (UC) def. Brian Kron 6-3, 6-4; Sam Weissler (JHU) def. Kron 6-1, 6-0; Will Golinkin (DC) def. Kron 2-6, 6-1, 10-7; Flight B: Franco Mena (DC) def. Matthew Langsdale 6-0, 6-1; Matt Hirsch (SWAT) def. Langsdale 6-0, 6-0; Matt Hope (UC) def. Langsdale 6-0, 6-0; Joe Brittin (DC) def. Daniel Xinis 6-0, 6-0, Parint Lertdumrikam (FM) def. Xinis 6-2, 6-4; Flight C: Ari Blask (DC) def. Jacob Lorenz 6-1, 6-1; DiNardo (DC) def. Lorenz 6-1, 6-0; Frank (DC) def. Ryan Salomon 6-0, 6-0; Frank (DC) def. Tyler Justice 6-0, 6-1; Justice def. Salomon 7-5, 2-6, (10-4).
McDaniel Doubles Results: Flight A: Chris Jou/Sam Weissler (JHU) def. Matthew Langsdale/Roger Isom 8-0; Will Golinkin/Franco Meno (DC) def. Langsdale/Isom 8-0; Flight B: Jon Brittin/Hunter Dewing-Hommes (DC) def. Brian Kron/Jacob Lorenz 8-1; Frank/DiNardo (DC) def. Tyler Justice/Josh Peeling 8-0.