Gophers Complete Weekend Sweep of Landmark Opponents

Gophers Complete Weekend Sweep of Landmark Opponents

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Goucher College men's tennis team (13-8, Landmark 5-1) extended its winning streak to five with a 9-0 sweep of Moravian on Sunday.

Just as they did one day earlier, the Gophers dominated their opponents in both doubles and singles play. Freshman Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic) and junior Jack Hodges (London, England) paired up for the second day in a row to dominate at No. 1 doubles, topping Giovanni Lombardi and David Wilson, 8-1.

Sophomore Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J.) and freshman Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C.) teamed up to take a point from the Greyhounds at No. 2 doubles, 8-4, while senior Chad Resnik (Miami, Fla.) and junior Britton Shortle (Winter Park, Fla.) won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.

The Gophers sealed the match in the first two singles flights to be completed. Hodges won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and freshman Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) refused to drop a single game to his opponent at No. 3 singles, winning 6-0, 6-0.

Herman, senior Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan), junior Josh Goldberg (Centreville, Md.) and Shortle dropped their opponents in rapid succession to wrap up the match, 9-0.

With the win, Shortle moves to 5-1 on the season in singles play. He remains undefeated in dual match play with his sole loss coming during the USTA ITA Southeast Regional Championships in October.

Dumas closed in on his 15th singles win of the season on Sunday, a team-high during the 2017 season.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. Michael Herman/Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Giovanni Lombardi/David Wilson (MOR) 8-1

2. Josiah Meekins/Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) def. Peter Demyan/Isaac Schefer (MOR) 8-4

3. Jake Brazeau/Chad Resnik (GOUM) def. Chris Csencsits/Mike Palmeri (MOR) 8-2

 

Singles competition

1. Michael Herman (GOUM) def. Giovanni Lombardi (MOR) 6-3, 6-1

2. Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Peter Demyan (MOR) 6-1, 6-1

3. Slade Dumas (GOUM) def. David Wilson (MOR) 6-0, 6-0

4. Midori Fujitani (GOUM) def. Isaac Schefer (MOR) 6-0, 6-0

5. Josh Goldberg (GOUM) def. Austin Grace (MOR) 6-1, 6-1

6. Britt Shortle (GOUM) def. Carlos Ramirez (MOR) 6-0, 6-0

Up Next:

The Gophers travel to Juniata on Friday in a rematch of the 2016 Landmark Conference Championships. Goucher took the title in 2016, defeating the Eagles 5-2 in Towson, Md.