GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – The Philadelphia University men's tennis team wrapped up the regular season with a convincing 9-0 victory over Gwynedd Mercy University in a non-conference match Wednesday afternoon.
The Rams end the regular season with a 10-7 overall record, the team's third straight 10-win season. Philadelphia is number four seed for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament and will head to top seed Chestnut Hill for the semifinal round on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m.
Philadelphia's No. 1 team of Luis Molina Megias (Gran Canaria, Spain/Atlantic School Garoe) and Juan Velosa (Bogota, Columbia/Gimnasio Campestre San Rafael) and the No. 2 tandem of Joseph Sison (Yardley, Pa./Notre Dame) and Christopher Machuzak (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), both playing as teams for the first team, were 8-2 winners in the respective matches.
Molina Megias notched his sixth singles win of the season as he blanked Brian Irwin 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 match. Schaffer was also victorious by a 6-0, 6-0 score in his No. 5 match with Vince Viola.
Sison improved his singles record to 9-5, 2-0 at No. 2, with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Nick Czibik. Solis prevailed over Jason Cavell 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 4 flight to record his fourth win.
In his first singles action of the season, Machuzak was a 6-0, 6-2 winner against Blair at No. 6. Velosa went to 8-3 as he defeated Adam Chau in the No. 3 match, 8-0.
PHILADELPHIA U. 9, GWYNEDD MERCY 0
1. Luis Molina Megias (PHI) def. Brian Irwin (GMU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Joseph Sison (PHI) def. Nick Czibik (GMU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Juan Velosa (PHI) def. Adam Chau (GMU) 8-0
4. Cesar Solis (PHI) def. Jason Cavell (GMU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Ryan Schaffer (PHI) def. Vince Viola (GMU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Christopher Machuzak (PHI) def. Tyler Blair (GMU) 6-0, 6-2
1. Molina Megias/Velosa (PHI) def. Irwin/Czibik (GMU) 8-2
2. Sison/Machuzak (PHI) def. Chau/Cavell (GMU) 8-2
3. Schaffer/Solis (PHI) def. Chris Wood/Blair (GMU) 8-0
Philadelphia U. 10-7
Gwynedd Mercy 3-7