Cardinals upended by Royals in conference semifinals

Cardinals upended by Royals in conference semifinals

SCRANTON, Pa. – CUA had a tough time with Scranton on Tuesday afternoon and the Cardinals eventually fell to the Royals 5-1 in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference Tournament.  The No. 3 Cardinals received a doubles win from Cassian Utrie and Joe Peters at the second flight for their lone point of the day.

In doubles play Utrie and Peters picked up an 8-6 win over Carl Caceres and Joe Morra at the second flight, while Scranton’s David Teres and Tim McGurrin downed Bernardo Nogales and Jean Paul Roman 8-1 at the first flight.

At third doubles Kyle Kramer and Jason Quisberth were upended by Bennett Kelley and Mike Pannone by a score of 8-5.

In singles action, Teres defeated Nogales 6-1, 6-0 at the first flight, while the second and third flights did not finish.

Morra took down Roman 6-0, 6-2 at fourth singles and Jonathan Russo earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kramer at fifth singles.

The sixth flight match between CUA’s Joe Gribbin and Pannone did not finish.

Despite the loss on Tuesday CUA had a strong 2010-11 season, racking up 14 wins, including five within the Landmark Conference.  The Cardinals won three more matches than last season overall and one more conference match.