Freshman Reaches Finals of Consolation Bracket

Freshman Reaches Finals of Consolation Bracket

Duo of Covey, Baum Record Victory in Flight A Doubles 

Sept. 16, 2007

TOWSON, Md. - A freshman recorded the only win by a Goucher player in singles play during the two-day Goucher Invitational.

Goucher had three players entered in Flight B and two of them wound up facing each other in the consolation semifinals. Steve Baum (Fallston, MD/Fallston) advanced to the consolation finals by knocking off teammate Francisco Barrera (Wheaton, MD/Wheaton) 6-1, 6-4, but suffered a 6-1, 6-2 loss to Keith Feinman from Moravian in the battle for fifth place.

Baum also took a set from his opponent in the first roun, Mike Arrighi from Scranton. With the match knotted up at one set apiece, Arrighi earned a spot in the semifinals by prevailing in a super-tiebreaker, 10-8.

Barerra lost in the first round to Rich Scheaffer from Catholic, 6-1, 6-0. Andrew Gerst (Newton, MA/Newton North) was Goucher's third entrant in Flight B and he sustained a 6-1, 6-1 loss in the first round to Tag McGurrin from Scranton.

Chris Covey (Exeter, NH/Exeter) was Goucher's only representative in Flight A. In the opening round, he bowed to Moravian's Chandler Forman 6-4, 6-2.

Byes in the first round allowed two Goucher players to reach the semifinals of their flights: in Flight C, Michael Simon (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto) lost to Moravian's Tim Gillen 6-4, 7-5, and in Flight D, Doug Mangi (Hamden, CT/Hamden Hall) was beaten by Catholic's Ian Pepek 6-2, 6-0.

Covey and Baum formed Goucher's only entry in Flight A of the doubles competition and they got off on the right foot with an 8-2 victory over the Moravian duo of Jason Bonilla and Feinman, but in the semifinals, they lost to Andrew Kracht and John Dillon from Catholic, 8-2.

After receiving a bye in the first round, Mangi and Simon bowed to Connor Donnelly and Scheaffer from Catholic, 8-1, in the Flight B semifinals.