Men's Tennis Splits Double Header, Falling to SUNY Oneonta 5-4

Men's Tennis Splits Double Header, Falling to SUNY Oneonta 5-4

TOWSON, MD – The Goucher College men's tennis team (7-6, Landmark 0-0) dropped the second half of a Saturday double header at home, 5-4, to SUNY Oneonta.

Following doubles play the Gophers trailed the Red Dragons 1-2. Senior Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan) and junior Jack Hodges (London, England) won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles for Goucher. The win helps the duo tie the Goucher College school record for team doubles wins (31). They are currently tied with 2016 teammates Joey Caracappa and Seth Hoesman.

Goucher and SUNY Oneonta split the first two flights in singles play, with sophomore Elliot Diehl (York, PA) handling his opponent, 6-4, 6-3. Freshman Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic) and senior Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan) gave the Gophers the lead, 4-3 heading into the home stretch.

However, Goucher dropped two hard-fought flights at No. 6 and No. 1 singles. Senior Josh Goldberg (Centreville, MD) fell 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 while Hodges waged war to a 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6) loss.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. Michael Nelson/Joseph D'Orazio (ONEMT) def. Michael Herman/Elliot Diehl (GOUM) 8-4

2. Jack Hodges/Midori Fujitani (GOUM) def. Nicholas Fox/Timothy Distler (ONEMT) 8-6

3. Zach Lasky/Marco Ammirati (ONEMT) def. Josh Goldberg/Slade Dumas (GOUM) 9-7


Singles competition

1. Michael Nelson (ONEMT) def. Jack Hodges (GOUM) 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6)

2. Michael Herman (GOUM) def. Joseph D'Orazio (ONEMT) 6-4, 6-2

3. Elliot Diehl (GOUM) def. Michael DeNigris (ONEMT) 6-4, 6-3

4. Cole Laffitte (ONEMT) def. Slade Dumas (GOUM) 6-2, 6-0

5. Midori Fujitani (GOUM) def. Zach Lasky (ONEMT) 6-4, 6-3

6. Marco Ammirati (ONEMT) def. Josh Goldberg (GOUM) 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3


Up Next:

Goucher needs to rest quickly as it is back in action again tomorrow, traveling to Bel Air, MD to take on Hartford Community College and Washington College (MD).