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Salisbury Downs Eagles In Men's Tennis Action

Josh Rodgers
Josh Rodgers serves in singles action

SALISBURY, Md. - The Bridgewater College men's tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision Sunday  to Salisbury University in non-conference play.

Bridgewater's Joe Dillenbeck and Josh Rodgers played a strong match at No. 1 doubles, but took an 8-5 loss to Salisbury's Colt Williamson and Patrick MacLean. At No. 2 doubles the Eagles' duo of Freddie Roberts and Nathaniel Horner lost to Ian Siew and Matthew Ryan 8-2. Salisbury's Andrew Rainger and Garrett Malave competed the doubles sweep with an 8-1 victory over BC's Emmett Johnson and Kris Stokes.

Rodgers took his match at No. 2 singles to three sets before coming up just short against Siew.  Siew blanked Rodgers in the first set, but Rodgers bounced back to take the second set, 6-4. A tiebreaker was played to determine the winner with Siew prevailing 10-2.

Bridgewater's Horner played a tough first set against Kelson Weber at No. 5 singles, losing 7-5. Weber took the victory by winning the second set 6-2.

In other matches, Salisbury's Williamson stepped Dillenbeck 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Stefan Hein defeated Johnson 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 3 slot. Roberts dropped his match at No. 4 to MacLean 6-3, 6-1 and Ryan defeated Stokes 6-2, 6-2 to take the win at No. 7.