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Marlins Shut Out Men's Tennis

Darian Diaz won the lone set for the Hornets Saturday.
Darian Diaz won the lone set for the Hornets Saturday.

WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Virginia Wesleyan was dominant in a 9-0 ODAC men's tennis victory over Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.

The Marlins (12-7, 7-1 ODAC) won the bottom singles matches at love and dropped just one set in earning the victory over SU (2-8, 0-6).


Darian Diaz had that set victory, winning the second set 6-4 after Paul Gladstone took the opening set of their No. 1 singles match 6-1. Gladstone then won a pro-set tiebreaker 10-2 to secure the victory.

VWU won the remaining five singles matches at love and dropped just four games total in doubles.


Shenandoah hosts the other set of ODAC Hornets, the University of Lynchburg, on Wednesday at 4 p.m.


Virginia Wesleyan 9, Shenandoah Hornets 0
Apr 13, 2019 at Winchester, Va. (Lowry Tennis Court) 

Singles competition
1. Paul Gladstone (VWUM) def. Darian Diaz (SUM) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2)
2. Timothy Tep (VWUM) def. Bryan Harris (SUM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Nick Gunther (VWUM) def. Kyler Apgar (SUM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Andreas Combos (VWUM) def. Brenton Baugh (SUM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Anthony Wilson (VWUM) def. Khai Vien (SUM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mitchell Perry (VWUM) def. Nick Powers (SUM) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Mitchell Perry/Nick Gunther (VWUM) def. Bryan Harris/Darian Diaz (SUM) 8-2
2. Michael Portera/Paul Gladstone (VWUM) def. Kyler Apgar/Brenton Baugh (SUM) 8-1
3. Timothy Tep/Anthony Wilson (VWUM) def. Kyle Denning/Nick Powers (SUM) 8-1


Match Notes
Virginia Wesleyan 12-7, 7-1
Shenandoah Hornets 2-8, 0-6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,6,5,2,4,1)