Gophers Suffer 8-1 Loss to Cardinals

Gophers Suffer 8-1 Loss to Cardinals

Ortiz Improves to 4-1 at First Singles for Goucher

March 31, 2007 

WASHINGTON, DC — Andrew Ortiz (Silver Spring, MD/Gonzaga) was victorious at first singles for Goucher today, but that was the only match the Gophers (2-4) were able to win in an 8-1 loss to Catholic (7-6).

Ortiz took the first set from Andrew Kracht, 6-4, and then needed to overcome a 5-3 deficit and prevail in a tiebreaker, 10-8, to complete his straight-set victory. The win gives the freshman a 4-1 record at No. 1 singles this season.

All three doubles matches were competitive. At No. 1, Kracht and Jonathan Lewis jumped out to a 4-0 lead and then had to hang on for an 8-6 win over Michael Brooks (Old Westbury, NY/Solomon Schechter) and . John Dillon and Andrew Malone of the Cardinals won by the same score at No. 2 over Ortiz and Davin Safer (Philadelphia, PA/J.R. Masterman School).

Ian Pepek and Nikolai Wajda defeated Mike Simon (Palo Alto, CA) and Doug Mangi (Hamden, CT/Hamden Hall) at No. 3, 9-8 (3).