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Langsdale wins twice

Matthew Langsdale  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Matthew Langsdale 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Randolph-Macon won the top four flights of singles, including two in tiebreakers, to defeat McDaniel 5-4 in non-conference men's tennis action on Monday.

Matthew Langsdle (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) led the Green Terror (2-10) with a 2-0 day, winning two close battles. He teamed with Daniel Xinis (Owings, Md./Northern) for a 9-7 win at second doubles before winning sixth singles, 7-6, 7-5.

Connor Hoerr and Michael Baxter secured the win for the Yellow Jackets (7-11), winning at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Hoerr took the victory in the top spot with a 7-4 tiebreaker in the second set after a 6-3 opening set victory. Baxter won his second-set tiebreaker 7-5 after a 6-3 first-set win.

Ryan Salomon (Bethesda, Md./The Siena) added a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles for McDaniel.

Brian Kron (Upperco, Md./North Carroll) and Seth McFall (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) rounded out the wins for the hosts with an 8-4 victory at No. 1 doubles.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Swarthmore on Wednesday. Match time is 4 p.m.

Randolph-Macon 5, McDaniel 4

1. Brian Kron/Seth McFall (M) def. Connor Hoerr/Michael Baxter 8-4;
2. Daniel Xinis/Matthew Langsdale (M) def. John Adam/Richard Brock 9-7;
3. Jody Cox/Tom Lewis (R) def. Tom Orrok/Ryan Salomon 8-4. 

1. Connor Hoerr (R) def. Brian Kron 6-3, 7-6 (7-4);
2. Michael Baxter (R) def. Seth McFall 6-3, 7-6 (7-5);
3. John Adam (R) def. Daniel Xinis 6-0, 6-0;
4. Ira Usry (R) def. Tom Orrok 6-0, 6-1;
5. Ryan Salomon (M) def. Tom Lewis 6-4, 6-1;
6. Matthew Langsdale (M) def. Richard Brock 7-6, 7-5.