(Posted April 2, 2008)

SCRANTON, Pa. - Juniata College captured two out of four singles matches and just one doubles match as the University of Scranton edged the Eagles, 6-3, in Landmark Conference men's tennis action Wednesday afternoon in Scranton, Pa. Juniata fell to 3-8, 1-2 in the Landmark Conference, while Scranton improved to 5-4-1 and 2-1 Landmark. Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon) was victorious in both singles and doubles competition, with a 6-0, 6-0 win over the Royals' Gary Ihnat at #5 singles; he then teamed up with Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) for an 8-4 win over Ihnat and Scott Melideo at #2 doubles. Ryan Navarro (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) produced Juniata's only other victory of the match, with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Scranton's Michael Arrighi at #3 singles. Carl Caceres was Scranton's only two-time winner against the Eagles, logging a 6-0, 6-0 win at #2 singles over Skoner, then pairing up with Arrighi at #1 doubles for an 8-5 win over Juniata's Jarrad Silver (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta). The Juniata men's tennis team returns to action on Thursday, when it travels to Erie, Pa., to face Penn State-Behrend. Scranton will battle the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a Landmark match on Saturday, April 5, in Scranton, Pa. MEN'S TENNIS University of Scranton 6, Juniata College 3 Singles competition 1. Scott Melideo (Scranton) def. Jarrad Silver (Juniata) 6-3, 6-4 2. Carl Caceres (Scranton) def. Jonathan Skoner (Juniata) 6-0, 6-0 3. Ryan Navarro (Juniata) def. Michael Arrighi (Scranton) 6-4, 6-4 4. Steven Russo (Scranton) def. Arnab Chakrabarti (Juniata) 6-3, 6-2 5. Aaron Rhodes (Juniata) def. Gary Ihnat (Scranton) 6-0, 6-0 6. Kevin Whitman (Scranton) def. Acer Van Wallendael (Juniata) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Carl Caceres/Michael Arrighi (Scranton) def. Arnab Chakrabarti/Jarrad Silver (Juniata) 8-5 2. Jonathan Skoner/Aaron Rhodes (Juniata) def. Scott Melideo/Gary Ihnat (Scranton) 8-4 3. Dan Parisi/Kevin Kelleher (Scranton) def. Ryan Navarro/Acer Van Wallendael (Juniata) 9-7 Records Juniata College 3-8, 1-2 Landmark University of Scranton 5-4-1, 2-1 Landmark -30-

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