Gophers Fall Short Despite Split at Singles

Gophers Fall Short Despite Split at Singles

Ortiz Pockets Team-Leading Sixth Win in Singles Play

April 3, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Goucher (2-6) suffered a 5-4 loss to McDaniel today despite earning a split of the six singles matches.

The Green Terror (1-5) led 2-1 at the conclusion of doubles play thanks for wins at No. 2 and No. 3. At No. 1, Andrew Ortiz (Silver Spring, MD/Gonzaga) and Wynn Thane (Chambersburg, PA/Mercersburg Academy) were victorious over Brian Kastner and Bill Ross, 8-2.

Ortiz and Thane also prevailed in singles play. Ortiz chalked up his team-leading sixth singles win of the season by knocking off Kastner 6-2, 6-2; Thane needed three sets to finish off Djerj Matkovic 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (2).

Goucher's third win in singles play was achieved by Michael Brooks (Old Westbury, NY/Solomon Schechter) at No. 4 where he defeated Bill Ross 6-0, 6-0.

Two of three singles matches that went McDaniel's way went to a third set. Chris Covey (Exeter, NH/Exeter) and Mike Simon (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto) of the Gophers won the second sets of their matches, dropping the first and third: Covey lost to Dan Hovorka at No. 3, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; Simon was beaten by Mark Winklestein at No. 5, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1.