Crusaders Prevail Thanks to Victory at First Singles

Crusaders Prevail Thanks to Victory at First Singles

Crusaders Prevail Thanks to Victory at First Singles

Covey, Simon Pick Up Sixth Singles Wins of 2007-08

April 10, 2008

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Three wins in singles play allowed Goucher to pull even with Susquehanna in today's Landmark Conference match at 4-4, meaning the outcome at first singles would determine whether the Gophers or the Crusaders would come away with the victory.

In an extremely competitive, hard-fought battle, Susquehanna's Todd Adams managed to get past Michael Brooks (Old Westbury, NY/Solomon Schechter) 7-6 (7), 7-6 (2), giving the Crusaders (2-8, 2-4 Landmark) the point they needed for a 5-4 triumph over head coach Michael Vann's Gophers.

Goucher (4-8, 2-4 Landmark) picked up singles wins from Chris Covey (Exeter, NH/Exeter) at No. 2, Billie Weiss (Lutherville, MD/Dulaney) at No. 5 and Michael Simon (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto) at No. 6. Covey defeated William Mellor 6-3, 6-2, Weiss polished off Tyler Rush 6-1, 6-4, and Simon earned a 6-4, 6-0 triumph over Andrew Symonette.

Covey and Simon share the team lead in singles victories in 2007-08 with six apiece.

But three wins in singles play wasn't enough for the Gophers since they came out on top in only one of the three doubles matches: at No. 2, Simon and Covey recorded an 8-4 victory over Matt Mitchell and Symonette.