Broncs earn 7-0 victory over Salem International

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
Release: March 29, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – All six players in the Broncs’ singles line-up won in straight sets as the Rider University men’s tennis team swept Salem International, 7-0. With the win, the Broncs improve to 2-9, while the Tigers slip to 3-9. 

“Both teams played extremely well today,” said Rider Head Coach Doug Potkay. “Energy was high today and we played very consistently.”

Rider took the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3. Brandon Gildea (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional) and Griffin Clark (Lititz, PA/Manheim Township) defeated Kevin Musasia and Nicolas Martinez, 6-4, at No. 2 to clinch the point after Chris Popso (Florence, NJ/Florence) and Matthew Begley (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley Central) cruised past Eugene Bour and Nicholas Milush, 6-0, at No. 3. The Tigers lone win on the day came at No. 1 singles, as Landon Schultz-Zwahr and Christian Manalang defeated Adam Levi (Princeton Junction, NJ/Pennington School) and Jeremy Van Herwarde (Sussex, NJ/Pope John XXIII), 6-3, at top doubles. 

Popso, Clark, Gildea and Begley all picked up double wins with victories at Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6 singles, while Levi and Van Herwarde got into the win column at Nos. 2 and 4. 

The Broncs return to action Thursday, when they travel to Marist. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Rider University 7, Salem International 0
 Singles competition 
1. Popso, Chris (RID-M) def. Schultz-Zwahr, Lando (SALEM-M) 6-0, 7-5
2. Levi, Adam (RID-M) def. Manalang, Christian (SALEM-M) 7-5, 6-3
3. Clark, Griffin (RID-M) def. Musasia, Kevin (SALEM-M) 6-1, 6-2
4. Van Herwarde, Jeremy (RID-M) def. Bour, Eugene (SALEM-M) 6-2, 6-2
5. Gildea, Brandon (RID-M) def. Martinez, Nicolas (SALEM-M) 6-3, 7-6 (8-5)
6. Begley, Matthew (RID-M) def. Milush, Nicholas (SALEM-M) 6-3, 6-1

 Doubles competition 
1. Schultz-Zwahr, Lando/Manalang, Christian (SALEM-M) def. Levi, Adam/Van Herwarde, Jeremy (RID-M) 6-3
2. Gildea, Brandon/Clark, Griffin (RID-M) def. Musasia, Kevin/Martinez, Nicolas (SALEM-M) 6-4
3. Popso, Chris/Begley, Matthew (RID-M) def. Bour, Eugene/Milush, Nicholas (SALEM-M) 6-0

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Salem International 3-9
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