Men’s Tennis Blanks Virginia Wesleyan, 9-0

Men’s Tennis Blanks Virginia Wesleyan, 9-0

SALISBURY, Md. - In the final match of their spring season-opening weekend, the Goucher College men's tennis team controlled Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday, coasting to a 9-0 win in a match held at Salisbury University.

With the win, Goucher improved to 7-1 on the year, while Virginia Wesleyan fell to 0-2 with the loss.

First, in doubles, Goucher was victorious in all three matches. At number one, the tandem of first-year Tetsuya Ota (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and senior Jack Hodges (London, England) rolled to an 8-1 win, which was followed up by an 8-5 victory by sophomores Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C.) and Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic) at number two.

In the number three spot of singles, the team of junior Elliot Diehl (York, Pa.) and sophomore Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) finished off the Goucher sweep of doubles with an 8-5 win of their own.

In singles action, it was more of the same. Ota, Hodges, Herman, Dumas, and Diehl were all straight-set winners in their respective spots in the lineup, while at number six, junior Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J.) finished off the clean sweep for Goucher with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 victory.

The Goucher College men's tennis team returns to action on Saturday, as they travel to Washington College. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

Goucher College 9, Virginia Wesleyan 0
Feb 25, 2018, at Salisbury, Md. (SU Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Tetsuya Ota (GOUMTEN) def. Mitchell Perry (VWUM) 6-1, 6-3
2. Jack Hodges (GOUMTEN) def. Paul Gladstone (VWUM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Michael Herman (GOUMTEN) def. Anthony Wilson (VWUM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Slade Dumas (GOUMTEN) def. Andreas Combos (VWUM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Elliot Diehl (GOUMTEN) def. Michael Portera (VWUM) 6-4, 6-3
6. Josiah Meekins (GOUMTEN) def. Ishan Chatterjee (VWUM) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Tetsuya Ota/Jack Hodges (GOUMTEN) def. Mitchell Perry/Paul Gladstone (VWUM) 8-1
2. Frankie Mullinix/Michael Herman (GOUMTEN) def. Michael Portera/Anthony Wilson (VWUM) 8-5
3. Elliot Diehl/Slade Dumas (GOUMTEN) def. Andreas Combos/Ishan Chatterjee (VWUM) 8-5

Match Notes
Virginia Wesleyan 0-2
Goucher College 7-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,4,3,5,6)