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Marlin men take two, but Marlin women fall twice

VIRGINIA BEACH -- It was a productive Saturday for the Virginia Wesleyan College men's tennis team, but a rough one for the Marlin women.

The men posted back-to-back victories, stunning perennial power Salisbury University 6-3 before dominating Drew University 7-2.  The Marlin women were slowed by injuries in a 9-0 loss to Salisbury and fell 9-0 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition to Roanoke College with a revamped line-up, all at the Everett Center.

The Marlin men won swept the first four singles positions against Salisbury, including a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 thriller by rookie Drew Tomajczyk (Chesterfield/Home schooled) at No. 2 over Eric Spangler (Clinton, Md./Grace Brethren Christian).  Against Drew, the Marlins won five of the six singles slots, highlighted by a 6-2, 6-1 win by Spencer Bullock (Lorton/South County) at No. 3 over junior Vin Mahon (Toms River, N.J./North).

In doubles competition, Virginia Wesleyan won at the No. 1 and No. 3 flights in both matches.  Rookie Graham Wilson (Newport News/Menchville) teamed with Tomajczyk to win at the No. 1 spot twice, while Lawrence Hunter (Fredericksburg/Chancellor) and Tyler Chang (Hvre de Grace, Md./Tome School) took two at No. 3, including an 8-1 decision over Drew's Derek McMullen (Nutley, N.J./Nutley) and Scott Vander Veen (Sparta, N.J./Sparta).

In the women's play against Salisbury, rookieTori Ryherd (El Paso, Texas/Loretto Academy) turned in a strong effort against Elania Iosue (Damascus, Md./Damascus), but fell 6-4, 7-5 at the No. 3 flight.

Lauren Brooker (Wake Forest, N.C./Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) and Sara Yousif (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Manus Academy) dropped a pair of close doubles matches at No.1. They fell 8-5 to Salisbury and 9-7 to Roanoke.  Hannah Parent (Port Tobacco, Md./Indian Head Lackey) and Stephanie Bittner (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) also fell in a tight match to Roanoke, 8-5, at No. 3.

Virginia Wesleyan's teams return to competition on Monday, March 11, hosting Maryland's Washington College at 3 p.m. at The Everett Center.

Results: 

 Position  Virginia Wesleyan College  Salisbury University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Graham Wilson  Daniel Albers VWC  6-2, 6-2
 #2 Singles  Drew Tomajczyk  Eric Spangler VWC  2-6, 6-2, 6-4
 #3 Singles  Spenser Bullock  Demetri Vrahnos VWC  6-4, 6-4
 #4 Singles  Tyler Chang  Adam Goldberger VWC  6-0, 7-5
 #5 Singles  Lawrence Hunter  Nick Mancuso Salisbury  6-4, 6-2
 #6 Singles  Holden Branham  Aaron Heffley Salisbury  6-4, 6-2
 #1 Doubles  Graham Wilson 
 Drew Tomajczyk
 Daniel Albers 
 Eric Spangler
VWC  8-4
 #2 Doubles  Tyler Searcy 
 Spenser Bullock
 Adam Goldberger 
 Ddemetri Vrrahnos
Salisbury   8-4
 #3 Doubles  Lawrence Hunter 
 Tyler Chang
 Nick Mancuso 
 Aaron Heffley
VWC  8-4
 
 Position  Drew University  Virginia Wesleyan College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Raul Smego  Graham Wilson VWC  6-2, 6-3
 #2 Singles  Hunter Lanthrop  Drew Tomajczyk Drew   6-3, 6-1
 #3 Singles  Vin Mahon  Spenser Bullock VWC  6-2, 6-1
 #4 Singles  Adam Clark  Tyler Chang VWC  6-4, 7-6(4)
 #5 Singles  Scott Vander Veen  Lawrence Hunter VWC  7-6, 6-0
 #6 Singles  Derek McMullen  Tyler Searcy VWC  6-2, 6-3
 #1 Doubles  Raul Smego 
 Adam Clark
 Graham Wilson 
 Drew Tomajczyk
VWC  8-3
 #2 Doubles  Hunter Lanthrop 
 Vin Mahon
 Spenser Bullock 
 Adam Owen
Drew University  8-4
 #3 Doubles  Derek McMullen 
 Scott Vander Veen
 Lawrence Hunter 
 Tyler Chang
VWC  8-1
 
Position  Virginia Wesleyan College  Salisbury University  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Lauren Brooker  Jillian Poppe Salisbury  4-0 Ret.
 #2 Singles  Sara Yousif  Natalie Savage Salisbury  6-3, 2-0 Ret.
 #3 Singles  Victoria Ryherd  Elania Iosue Salisbury  6-4, 7-5
 #4 Singles  Mia Proctor  Roxy Alban Salisbury  6-1, 6-3
 #5 Singles  Stephanie Bittner  Katie youlious Salisbury  6-0, 6-1
 #6 Singles  Hannah Parent  Victoria Handlin Salisbury  6-0, 6-0
 #1 Doubles  Lauren Brooker 
 Sara Yousif
 Jillian Poppe 
 Natalie Savage
Salisbury  8-5
 #2 Doubles  Victoria Ryherd 
 Mia Proctor
 Rachel Iosue 
 Roxy Alban
Salisbury  8-1
 #3 Doubles  Stephanie Bittner 
 Hannah Parent
 Victoria Handlin 
 Katie youlious
Salisbury  8-1
 
 Position  Virginia Wesleyan College  Roanoke College  Winner  Score
 #1 Singles  Victoria Ryherd  Jennifer Antoszyk  Roanoke  8-0
 #2 Singles  Mia Proctor  Corbin Leitch  Roanoke  8-0
 #3 Singles  Stephanie Bittner  Laura Dodson  Roanoke  8-2
 #4 Singles  Hannah Parent  Briell Smith  Roanoke  8-0
 #5 Singles  No Player  Kristin McDowell  Roanoke  Default
 #6 Singles  No Player  Kaity Diskerud  Roanoke  Default
 #1 Doubles  Lauren Brooker 
 Sara Yousif
 Corbin Leitch 
 Jennifer Antoszyk
 Roanoke  9-7
 #2 Doubles  Victoria Ryherd 
 Mia Proctor
 Laura Dodson 
 Briell Smith
 Roanoke  8-1
 #3 Doubles  Stephanie Bittner 
 Hannah Parent
 Kristin McDowell 
 Brianna Carroll

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