Fujitani Hits 100 Win Milestone in Conference Showdown

Fujitani Hits 100 Win Milestone in Conference Showdown

TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College men's tennis team (9-8, Landmark 2-1) rebounded Sunday afternoon in Landmark play, toppling Drew University 5-4 at home.

Senior Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan) won his 100th total match at Goucher College to seal the win for the Gophers at No. 6 singles dropping Bryce Weizer 6-4, 6-0. Overall, Fujitani has won 59 singles matches in his career – ranked second best in Goucher College history – and 41 doubles matches. He is one of three Goucher tennis players to reach the milestone.

The match began with the Gophers taking a 2-1 lead following doubles play. No. 1 and No. 3 singles took home wins for Goucher. Sophomore Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J.) and freshman Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C.) made quick work of their opponents, earning an 8-2 win.

Sophomore Elliot Diehl (York, Pa.) and freshman Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic) battled at No. 1 singles to earn the Gophers the lead heading into singles, 8-5.

Mullinix did not waste any time in singles play either, topping Will Morrison 6-2, 6-0. The Rangers snagged two of the next three flights, knotting the match at four all. Fujitani was able to put a bow on the match for the Gophers.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. Michael Herman/Elliot Diehl (GOUM) def. Salikh Gilmutdinov/Will Morrison (DREW) 8-5

2. Vineet Vemulapally/Geoffrey Diehl (DREW) def. Jack Hodges/Midori Fujitani (GOUM) 9-7

3. Josiah Meekins/Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) def. Parker Diamond/Chris Morville (DREW) 8-2

 

Singles competition

1. Salikh Gilmutdinov (DREW) def. Jack Hodges (GOUM) 6-1, 6-0

2. Vineet Vemulapally (DREW) def. Michael Herman (GOUM) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

3. Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) def. Will Morrison (DREW) 6-2, 6-0

4. Geoffrey Diehl (DREW) def. Elliot Diehl (GOUM) 6-0, 6-3

5. Slade Dumas (GOUM) def. Parker Diamond (DREW) 6-0, 6-0

6. Midori Fujitani (GOUM) def. Bryce Weizer (DREW) 6-4, 6-0

Up Next:

The Gophers host Stevenson in a non-conference matchup immediately following the Drew match.