HAWKS GROUNDED IN DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP
April 4, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – For the first time in a month, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s tennis team returned to the Hawk Tennis Courts, but UMES was swept in a doubleheader by Coppin State and Norfolk State. The men fell in the opener to the Eagles, 4-0, before dropping the nightcap to the Spartans, 5-0.
UMES (0-8) opened with a 4-0 loss to Coppin State (4-6). The Eagles picked up their fourth win of the season after they blanked the Hawks at three of the top four singles spots. UMES broke the scoreless streak when freshman Mohin Uddin (Forestville, Md.) lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. The men were unable to do any further damage in the match as the Eagles kept the Hawks in check the rest of the way.
UMES continued its day with a 5-0 loss to Norfolk State (10-8). The team managed to score one point in singles play as junior Kijontray McClay (San Diego, Calif.) lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. McClay also helped UMES collect a point at top-doubles, where he teamed up with junior Wirlen Elame (Silver Spring, Md.) to lose 8-1. UMES was unable to secure any other points as the Hawks were blanked at the other three singles spots, as well as at second-doubles.
The Hawks will stay at home for their next contest when they host Hampton on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. The match is the first of two for UMES on the weekend as the men will also square off with Wesley on Sunday, April 7 at noon.
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