Bears Shutout Merchant Marine

KINGS POINT, N.Y.--(4/16/12)---Coast Guard went back on the road to Kings Point, NY to play the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in a regional non-conference contest. The Bears had too much fire power for the Mariners; they won the dual match 9-0.

The closest doubles match came at #3 with juniors Joe Sullivan-Springhetti and Erik Oredson pairing to win over freshmen Mo Kawatachi and Derek Acuno, 9-7.

It was Sullivan-Springhetti and Oredson again in the closest singles matches. Sullivan-Springhetti won at #5 over Kawatachi, 6-4, 7-6(2). Oredson was the winner at #6 over Acuno, 4-6, 7-6(6), 10-8.

Coast Guard, which improves to 9-3 overall, was able to rest its senior captains Nick Martin and Greg Mitchell as a busy week continues with a match across the street at rival Conn. College on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Blake Maurer (CGA) def. Jeff Gulitus (MMA) 6-3, 6-1
2. Matt Faha (CGA) def. Tim Buxton (MMA) 6-2, 6-2
3. Jon Lightner (CGA) def. Jeremy Guettlein (MMA) 6-0, 6-1
4. Andrew Bryson (CGA) def. Frank Sysko (MMA) 6-0, 6-2
5. Joe Sullivan-Springhetti (CGA) def. Mo Kawatachi 6-4, 7-6(2)
6. Erik Oredson (CGA) def. Derek Acuno (MMA) 4-6, 7-6(6), 10-8

Doubles competition
1. Blake Maurer/Matt Faha (CGA) def. Jeff Gulitus/Frank Sysko 8-1
2. Jon Lightner/Andrew Bryson (CGA) def. Jeremy Guettlein/Tim Buxton 8-5
3. Joe Sullivan-Springhetti/Erik Oredson (CGA) def. Mo Kawatachi/Derek Acuno 9-7