Gophers Pocket First Victory by Topping Griffins

Gophers Pocket First Victory by Topping Griffins

Goucher's No. 1, No. 3 Doubles Pairings Prevail 8-0

March 21, 2007 

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Goucher attained its first victory of the 2006-07 today, a convincing 9-0 triumph over Chestnut Hill.

The Gophers (1-2) dropped only three games in sweeping the three doubles matches. At No. 1, Wynn Thane (Chambersburg, PA/Mercersburg Academy) and Andrew Ortiz (Silver Spring, MD/Gonzaga) posted an 8-0 win over Shane Lesher and Garret Senior; Doug Mangi (Hamden, CT/Hamden Hall) and Mike Simon (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto) prevailed by the same score over Jim Stewart and Dan Vizak at No. 3.

Goucher won all six singles matches in straight sets. Ortiz and Thane were dominant at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively: Ortiz downed Lesher 6-0, 6-1 and Thane topped Ryan Karle 6-1, 6-0. The Griffins won only nine games in singles play.