Gophers Seal Third Seed in Landmark Conference Tournament

Gophers Seal Third Seed in Landmark Conference Tournament

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The Goucher College men's tennis (13-9, Landmark 5-2) fell to Juniata College, 5-4, on the road Friday in a rematch of the 2016 Landmark Conference finals and secure the third seed in the Landmark Conference tournament to begin on Tuesday, May 2nd.

The Gophers took a 2-1 lead after doubles play, winning at both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Senior Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan) and junior Jack Hodges (London, England) had no trouble taking down their opponents for the Gophers at second doubles, 8-2.

Sophomore Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J.) and freshman Frankie Mullnix (Washington, D.C.) paired up at No. 3 doubles, stealing a win, 9-7, against Dan Ansel and Jason Gerber.

Hodges took a win from Dean Polisena 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Freshman Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) had the only win outside No. 1 singles, dealing Ansel a loss 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 5 position. The Gophers dropped the remaining flights.

Doubles competition

1. Dean Polisena/Roy Liberman (JCMTEN) def. Michael Herman/Elliot Diehl (GOUM) 8-2

2. Midori Fujitani/Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Owen Grafe/Matyas Kohout (JCMTEN) 8-2

3. Josiah Meekins/Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) def. Dan Ansel/Jason Gerber (JCMTEN) 9-7


Singles competition

1. Jack Hodges (GOUM) def. Dean Polisena (JCMTEN) 6-3, 6-2

2. Roy Liberman (JCMTEN) def. Michael Herman (GOUM) 7-5, 6-2

3. Matyas Kohout (JCMTEN) def. Frankie Mullinix (GOUM) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

4. Daichi McAuliffe-Uch (JCMTEN) def. Elliot Diehl (GOUM) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

5. Slade Dumas (GOUM) def. Dan Ansel (JCMTEN) 6-1, 6-1

6. Owen Grafe (JCMTEN) def. Midori Fujitani (GOUM) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4


Up Next:

The Gophers travel to Wilkes tomorrow in a non-conference matchup prior to heading into the Landmark Conference tournament on Tuesday.  In that matchup they will play No. 2 seeded Scranton on the road. Goucher fell to Scranton 6-3 at home earlier this year.