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Tennis Falls to Landmark Conference Foe Susquehanna Univ.

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tennis team fell to Landmark Conference foe Susquehanna University by the score of 7-2.  With the loss USMMA dropped to 0-3 overall and 1-2 league play.
 
Kings Point picked up a huge victory in the first singles match as junior Jeff Gulitus (Cincinnati, Ohio) defeated Mike Hickey by the scores of 6-2, 6-3.  The Cincinnati native would team with senior Cesar Pinilla to earn a number one doubles victory over Hickey/Mats Haaland by the score of 9-8 (7-5)
 
Saturday, March 26: Susquehanna 7, USMMA 2
 
Singles
 
1. Jeff Gulitus- KP def. Mike Hickey Susq. U, 6-2, 6-3
2. Mats Haaland Susq. U def. Biondi Phua –KP, 6-0, 7-5
3. Jeremy Neville- Susq. U def. Cesar Pinilla-KP, 6-0, 6-2
4. Matthew Quadrini-Susq. U def. Steve Ficken-KP, 6-2, 6-0
5. Bruce Osborni-Susq. U. def. Rich Hine-KP, 6-0, 6-0
6. Grant Uber –Susq. U. def. Christina Fernandez-O'Toole-KP 6-0, 6-0


Doubles

1. Jeff Gulitus/Cesar Padilla-KP def. Mike Hickey/Mats Haaland, 9-8 (7-5)
2. Jeremy Neville/Matt Quadrini- Susq. U def. Biondi Phua/Rich Hine-KP, 8-3
3. Bruce Osborni/Grant Uber-Susq. U. def. Steve Ficken/Manny Tishler –KP, 8-2
 
Head Coach James Seitelman and the Mariners return to action on Sunday when they travel to New London, Conn. to take on arch-rival Coast Guard Academy. The opening serve is slated for 1:00 p.m.