Marlins Take Down Hornets 6-3

Sophomore Andreas Combos
Sophomore Andreas Combos

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University Marlins men's tennis team defeated Shenandoah University 6-3 on Saturday at the Everett Tennis Center.

In doubles action junior Paul Gladstone  (Port Orange, FL) and freshman Mitchell Perry (Johns Creek, GA) took down the Hornet's Matt Hwang and Zach Frack 8-4 at the top spot.  At #2 sophomore Andreas Combos (Carey, NC) and freshman Anthony Wilson (Lynchburg, VA) cruised past Bryan Harris and Darian Diaz 8-2 giving the Marlins a 2-1 edge heading into singles.

In singles, Anthony Wilson made quick work of Zach Frack at #4 taking the line 6-1, 6-2.  At #4 freshman Mike Portera (Raleigh, NC) took down Evan Rosenberg 6-1, 6-4.  Making his season debut at #6 was sophomore Nick Gunther.  He took down Bryan Harris 7-6 (2), 6-0 clinching the match for the Marlins and giving them their 3rd win of the season.

The Marlins will take on Centre College on Monday 3/19 at the Everett Tennis Center.  Match time is set for 3:30.  This match was moved up from 3/21 due to inclement weather that is forecasted for later in the week.