Top-Seeded Mustangs Cruise Into MAC Commonwealth Finals, Defeat Arcadia 5-0

Top-Seeded Mustangs Cruise Into MAC Commonwealth Finals, Defeat Arcadia 5-0

STEVENSON, Md. - The top-seeded Stevenson men's tennis team shutout fourth-seeded Arcadia in the MAC Commonwealth Semifinals by a 5-0 score at the Greenspring Courts. This will be the Mustangs' first appearance in the conference finals since 2015, when they fell to Messiah by a 5-1 score.

Stevenson took control of the match early by taking all three of the doubles matches.

Juniors Ray McDermott and Drew Ryan kicked off the day with an 8-3 triumph in No. 1, improving their overall record to 11-3. Senior Douglas Vaughan and junior Andre Sturniolo earned a hard-fought 8-7 (7-5) victory in No. 2, giving them 16 wins on the year. Senior Wornden Ly and sophomore Richie Abruscato picked up a dominating 8-1 win in No. 3 to remain undefeated on the year (11-0). 

In no. 4 singles, Vaughan swept his opponent by a 6-0, 6-0 score to move to 14-5 on the season. The match clinching win for the Mustangs came from Ryan, who took down his No. 3 opponent by a 7-5, 6-1 score for his 15th singles victory. Since the Mustangs had already clinched, the other four singles matches were halted.  

The Mustangs will look to bring home their first conference title when they host third-seeded Messiah in the MAC Commonwealth Finals on Saturday, May 4, at the Greenspring Courts. First serve is set for 1 p.m.