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McCarthy wins second flight

Daniel Xinis  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Daniel Xinis 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Satchel McCarthy won the second flight of singles to lead McDaniel at the King's Invitational in men's tennis action on Saturday and Sunday.

Alex Guthrie joined McCarthy as a pair of newcomers to make their Green Terror debuts with strong showings. Guthrie dropped his first match in the No. 1 singles flight to Oneonta's Mackenzie Park 6-3, 6-3 but worked his way back with three wins in the consolation bracket to take third place.

Guthrie defeated Michael Steinberger 8-5 and advantage to the consolation final with a forfeit win. In the final, Guthrie notched an 8-0 win over Onkar Sing (Rutgers-Camden).

In the second flight, McCarthy needed three sets in two of his three victories. He opened with a 6-2 win in the first set against Benjamin Leighton (Oneonta) before Leighton notched a 7-5 victory to force a third-set super-tiebreaker, where McCarthy prevailed, 10-5.

In the semifinals, McCarthy defeated King's Tony Bevevino in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.

In the championship match, McCarthy took a 1-0 lead with a 6-3 victory but Jake Rohring (King's) forced the tiebreaker with a 6-2 win. In the deciding set, McCarthy won, 10-5.

Brian Kron (Upperco, Md./North Carroll) added a 1-1 day in the first flight, defeating Steinberger 6-3, 6-0 before bowing out with a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Michael Kennelly (Oneonta).

Matthew Langsdale (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) had the same type of outing in the second flight. Langsdale defeated Ryohei Makamura (Oneonta), 6-3, 6-4 before falling to Rohring in three sets. Rohring took the first set 6-1 before Langsdale won, 6-3. Rohring took the match 10-6 in the deciding set.

Ryan Salomon (Bethesda, Md./The Siena) and Daniel Xinis (Owings, Md./Northern) each recorded wins in the third flight.

Salomon won his first match 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 before falling to the eventual champion in Oneonta's James Garzia, 6-1, 0-6, 10-7.

Xinis fell to the consolation bracket with a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Mateo Befi (Oneonta) before downing Rutgers-Camden's Drew Delengowski 8-2 in the consolation bracket. Andrew Panzitta ousted Xinis 8-2 in the consolation final.

Xinis teamed with Corey Glocker to notch McDaniel's lone doubles win, taking their opening match of the second flight 8-2 over Elmira's Pavle Vashakidze and Satchal Waters.

The Green Terror returns to action at Goucher on Friday, Oct. 4. Match time is 3 p.m.

Flight 1: Brian Kron def. Mike Steinberger (RC) 6-3, 6-0; Michael Kennelly (O) def. Kron 6-3, 6-0; Mackenzie Parks (O) def. Alex Guthrie 6-3, 6-3; Guthrie def. Steinberger (RC) 8-5; Guthrie def. Pavle Vashakidze (E) by forfeit; Guthrie def. Onkar Sing (RC) 8-0; Flight 2: Satchel McCarthy def. Benjamin Leighton (O) 6-2, 5-7, 10-5; McCarthy def. Tony Benevino (K) 7-5, 6-3; McCarthy def. Jacob Rohning (K) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5; Matt Langsdale def. Ryoki Nakamura (O) 6-3, 6-4; Rohning def. Langsdale 6-1, 3-6, 10-6; Flight 3: Ryan Salomon def. Andrew Panzitta (K) 6-1, 3-6, 10-7; James Garzia (O) def. Salomon 6-1, 0-6, 10-7; Mateo Befi (O) def. Daniel Xinis 6-1, 6-3; Xinis def. Drew Delengowski (RC) 8-2; Panzitta (K) def. Xinis 8-2; Flight 4: Brandon Franklin (K) def. Corey Glocker 0-6, 6-4, 10-4; Damien Prohaska (O) def. Jacob Lorenz 6-1, 6-3.

Flight 1: Keith Bejuak/Steve Carlette (E) def. Matthew Langsdale/Alex Guthrie 8-4; Michael Kennelly/MacKenzie Parks (O) def. Brian Kron/Satchel McCarthy 8-5; Flight 2: Daniel Xinis/Corey Glocker def. Pavle Vashakidze/Satchal Waters (E) 8-4; Chris DiMino/Andrew Panzitta (K) def. Xinis/Glocker 8-1; Matteo Befi/James Garzia (O) def. Ryan Salomon/Jacob Lorenz 8-4.