Top-Seeded Eagles Pass Test from Gophers

Top-Seeded Eagles Pass Test from Gophers

Brooks Forces Super-Tiebreaker at Second Singles

April 20, 2007 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Goucher's run through the 2007 Capital Athletic Conference championship tournament came to an end today when the Gophers suffered a 9-0 loss to top-seeded Mary Washington.

The Gophers (5-9) were forced to default at sixth singles and third doubles, but got strong performances in singles play from freshmen Andrew Ortiz (Silver Spring, MD/Gonzaga) and Michael Brooks (Old Westbury, NY/Solomon Schechter). Ortiz dropped a tiebreaker, 7-3, to end the first set of his match at No. 1 against Jason Dunn and fell in the second set, 7-5; Brooks defeated Eric Sundstrom, 6-4, in the second set at No. 2 only to have his opponent prevail in a super-tiebreaker to earn the victory.

At No. 3, Jon Proffitt held off Chris Covey (Exeter, NH/Exeter), 6-3, 6-3.

Ortiz and Covey were paired at first doubles for the Gophers and suffered an 8-4 loss to Zach Detwiler and John James.

The Eagles (20-8) are gunning for their eighth straight CAC title.