Men's Tennis is Dealt Conference Loss at Home, 6-3

Men's Tennis is Dealt Conference Loss at Home, 6-3

TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College men's tennis team dropped its first Landmark Conference match since 2015 to the University of Scranton, 6-3, at home on Saturday afternoon.

The Gophers fell in all three doubles matches against the Royals. Sophomore Josiah Meekins (Trenton, NJ) and freshman Frankie Mullinix (Washington, DC) took Christian Aksu and Brian Harkins 9-7. Senior Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan) and junior Jack Hodges (London, England) battled Keller McGurrin and Alexander Ochalski to a 9-8 (7-4) loss at No. 1 doubles.

Hodges rebounded to take McGurrin quickly, 6-0, 6-3 to earn the Gophers' first point of the match at No. 1 singles. Sophomore Elliot Diehl (York, PA) notched another win for Goucher, downing Brandon Ostrowski 6-2, 6-2.

However, the Royals bounced back and earned the next two wins to seal the match at No. 3 and No. 5 singles. Fujitani hit his 58th win of his career at No. 6 singles to round out the day with the Royals on top, 6-3.

Doubles competition

1. Keller McGurrin/Alexander Ochalski (SCRMT17) def. Jack Hodges/Midori Fujitani (GOUM) 9-8 (7-4)

2. Matt Prendergast/Michael Pottieger (SCRMT17) def. Michael Herman/Elliot Diehl (GOUM) 8-5

3. Christian Aksu/Brian Harkins (SCRMT17) def. Josiah Meekins/Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) 9-7


Singles competition

1. Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Keller McGurrin (SCRMT17) 6-0, 6-3

2. Alexander Ochalski (SCRMT17) def. Michael Herman (GOUM) 7-5, 6-2

3. Matt Prendergast (SCRMT17) def. Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Elliot Diehl (GOUM) def. Brandon Ostrowski (SCRMT17) 6-2, 6-2

5. Brian Harkins (SCRMT17) def. Slade Dumas (GOUM) 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-3)

6. Midori Fujitani (GOUM) def. Charles Swope (SCRMT17) 6-4, 7-5

Up Next:

Goucher returns to action tomorrow when they look to hold their ground at home against Landmark foe Drew University. They will follow that match with a non-conference match against Stevenson University.