SU roundup: Hornets reach .500 mark with win in men’s tennis
WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University reached the .500 mark in men’s tennis Tuesday afternoon with a 5-0 non-league shutout victory over Southern Virginia.
Playing singles matches first and only to decision because of threatening rainstorms in the northern Shenandoah Valley, SU (6-6) dropped just three games in winning five singles matches to clinch the match.
Matt Hwang, Will Leach and Zach O’Neal, playing at Nos. 4, 5 and 6, respectively, all won at love while Blake Sharp was a 6-0, 6-1 victor at No. 3 to put the Hornets one match from clinching.
Steven Baker, at No. 1, took care of that with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Dallin Evans in that top match.
Southern Virginia falls to 1-11 with the loss.
Shenandoah, now on a three-match winning streak, continues this homestand on Thursday with an ODAC match versus Bridgewater.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn./ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Shenandoah University baseball team continues to be ranked among the nation’s elite in a pair of ranking polls released Tuesday morning.
The ODAC leading Hornets, now 16-4-1 after going 4-1 last week, remain as the nation’s No. 9 team in the D3baseball.com poll while jumping six spots to No. 13 in the ABCA poll.
This is the highest average ranking for the squad this season.
Coach Kevin Anderson’s squad has 401 points in the D3baseball.com poll to maintain its No. 9 position. SU is 13 points back of No. 8 Frostburg with those two teams set to faceoff in a non-conference contest on Thursday in Frostburg, Maryland.
Salisbury, the nation’s only remaining undefeated team, continues its run at the top of the D3baseball.com poll. The Sea Gulls have 616 points and 17 first-place votes to remain ahead of No. 2 Cortland (N.Y.) State.
In the ABCA poll, the Hornets vault to the No. 13 position with 240 points. This is just one spot behind fellow ODAC member Randolph-Macon.
UW-Whitewater continues its position at the top of the ABCA poll. The Wildcats have 470 points and 10 first place votes to stay just in front of Cortland State.
Frostburg is currently sixth in the ABCA poll.
Shenandoah returns to action on Wednesday with a 4 p.m. ODAC contest against Bridgewater. The Eagles are among a host of teams receiving votes in the D3baseball.com poll.
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