Gophers Come Up Short with Only Three Singles Wins

Gophers Come Up Short with Only Three Singles Wins

Barrera, McLeod Team Up for Lone Victory in Doubles Play

March 18, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Goucher needed four victories in singles play, but managed only three and, as a result, suffered a narrow 5-4 loss to Guilford today in the final match of the team's Spring Break trip.

The Quakers (1-4) led 2-1 at the conclusion of doubles play. Goucher's only win was at No. 3 where Francisco Barrera (Wheaton, Md./Wheaton) and Jeff McLeod (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) defeated Brandon Johnson and Jack Friedman, 8-3.

In singles play, Steve Baum (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Billie Weiss (Lutherville, Md./Dulaney) both prevailed in straight sets. Baum knocked off Patrick Childs 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3 and Weiss, competing at No. 5, was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Johnson.

The Gophers (0-2) secured their only other point of the match at No. 6 singles where Alex Vogel (New York, N.Y./The American School in Switzerland) disposed off Billy Dennis 6-0, 0-6, 6-3.