Cardinals suffer first conference loss to Royals, 6-3

Cardinals suffer first conference loss to Royals, 6-3

SCRANTON, Pa. – CUA suffered its first Landmark Conference loss of the season on Thursday, dropping a 6-3 decision at Scranton.  Reigning conference Player of the Week Jean Paul Roman earned a win at second singles for CUA, while Kyle Kramer won the sixth singles point.

Scranton’s Tim McGurrin downed Cassian Utrie 6-1, 6-3 at the first singles flight, while Roman picked up a 6-1, 6-3 win over Joe Morra at the second flight.

Mike Pannone defeated Brian Bradley 6-3, 6-2 at the third singles flight, while Jonathan Russo downed Joe Peters 6-3, 6-4 at the fourth flight.

At fifth singles, Scranton's Harry Bonet earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Jason Quisberth, and Kramer closed out singles play with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Brian Williams.

In doubles action, Morra and Pannone defeated Roman and Utrie 8-6 at the first flight, while Bennett Kelley and McGurrin downed Kramer and Peters 9-7 at the second flight.

Bradley and Quisberth picked up an 8-5 win at the third flight for CUA’s third point of the afternoon.

The Cardinals return to the court on Wednesday, April 11 when CUA welcomes Goucher to town for a 3 p.m. match.