Gophers Earn Decisive Win in Landmark Opener

Gophers Earn Decisive Win in Landmark Opener

TOWSON, MD – The Goucher men's tennis team (8-7, Landmark 1-0) opened Landmark Conference play with a decisive win over Susquehanna University, 9-0, at home on Saturday afternoon.

The Gophers swept the River Hawks in doubles play 8-2, 8-3, 8-3, respectively. The No. 1 through No. 4 singles players dropped only four games combined to the visiting Susquehanna players, en route to the sweep.

Junior Josh Goldberg (Centreville, MD) played Nick Meale to a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles. Over the course of his career, Goldberg is 10-3 during conference matches in singles play.

Fellow junior, Britton Shortle (Winter Park, FL) also dominated his opponent, Ashton Collins, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 6 singles. The win is Shortle's fourth of the season and 18th overall at Goucher.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. Midori Fujitani/Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Ryan Seibert/Ben Ornstein (SUSM) 8-2

2. Elliot Diehl/Michael Herman (GOUM) def. Alexander Dove/Alexander Cocolas (SUSM) 8-3

3. Frankie Mullinix/Josiah Meekins (GOUM) def. Nicholas Meale/Ashton Collins (SUSM) 8-3


Singles competition

1. Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Ben Ornstein (SUSM) 6-1, 6-1

2. Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) def. Alexander Dove (SUSM) 6-0, 6-1

3. Slade Dumas (GOUM) def. Alexander Cocolas (SUSM) 6-0, 6-0

4. Midori Fujitani (GOUM) def. Ryan Seibert (SUSM) 6-0, 6-1

5. Josh Goldberg (GOUM) def. Nicholas Meale (SUSM) 6-4, 6-3

6. Britton Shortle (GOUM) def. Ashton Collins (SUSM) 6-4, 6-0

Up Next:

The Gophers remain at home next weekend, taking on a three-match set on the Goucher Tennis Courts. On Saturday, Goucher hosts Landmark foe the University of Scranton at 1PM. The next day, the Gophers play Drew University in Landmark play at 1PM and then host non-conference opponent Stevenson at 4PM.