KING'S POINT, N.Y.—After picking up their first win of the season on Tuesday night, the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's tennis team suffered a 9-0 setback to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a non-conference road match on Thursday at the Brooks Stadium Courts.
The Mariners (7-4) cruised to their sixth win in seven matches recording their third straight shutout.
USMMA raced out to a 3-0 lead after doubles play with the duo of James Hanophy (Albertson, N.Y./Holy Trinity) and Carlos Mayorga (East Elmhurst, N.Y./St. John's Prep) providing the most resistance at No. 3 doubles in an 8-5 defeat.
The hosts continued to control the singles matches with Matthew Smith (Brooklyn, N.Y./Monsignor McClancy) securing four games off Moana Kawatchi at No. 4 singles in a 6-3, 6-1 loss.
The Bears (1-5) will host the New School on Saturday at The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in a non-conference match starting at 1 p.m.