WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Juniors Hannah Stephenson and Valtteri Halonen swept the backstroke events for UNCW, but the Seahawks dropped a pair of dual meets to visiting Duke at the Seahawk Natatorium on Saturday.

The Seahawks dropped to 2-2 on the men’s side while the women saw their record fall to 2-3. It was the dual meet opener for the Blue Devils.

Stephenson claimed the 100 and the 200 Backstrokes with times of 56.61 seconds and 2:02.54, respectively. Her time in the 200 was a season-best.

Halonen also used season-best times in his sweep. He clocked in at 50.63 in the 100 and later posted a time of 1:51.02 in winning the 200.

The Seahawks received a strong performance in the sprints as seniors Joe Gallene (21.10) and Gabe Thran (46.68) won the 50 and 100 Freestyles, respectively.

Also adding wins for UNCW were senior Christian Cremer (1,000 Free), sophomore Jenson Engen (200 Breast), sophomore Zach Sowers (100 Fly) and senior Michael Baric (200 IM).

Relays: The Seahawk men finished 1-2 in the 400 Free Relay to close out the meet. The relay squad of Valonen, sophomore Sawyer Dove, junior Alex Labonge and Thran won the event with a time of 3:07.94.

Diving: United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Nick McGrory of Duke set a pair of pool records in winning the 1 and 3-meter dives. He scored 445.27 points in the 1-meter and 468.37 in the 3-meter.

The Seahawks head to Harrisonburg, Virginia, for a Colonial Athletic Association pod meet with host James Madison, William & Mary and Delaware on Nov. 1-2.