Men's Tennis Dominates Both Matches at Home on Saturday

Men's Tennis Dominates Both Matches at Home on Saturday

TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College men's tennis team (2-0, Landmark 0-0) knocked off a strong regional opponent in Dickinson College (0-1, Centennial 0-0) in their second match of the day on Saturday, 7-2.

The Gophers jumped out to a 2-1 lead following doubles play against the Red Devils. Goucher earned a win via the duo of Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C.) and Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic), 9-8. They were followed by the #3 doubles team of Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) and Elliot Diehl (York, Pa.) with an 8-4 win.

Goucher went on to take five of the six singles matches as well. First-year Tetsuya Ota (Tokyo, Japan) earned his first singles win of his career, 6-2, 6-3 at #1 singles. Senior Jack Hodges (London, England) followed suit with a 6-2, 6-2 win at #2 singles.

Dumas took a win at #5 singles easily with a 6-2, 6-3 result. Diehl was taken to the third set, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, but came out with a win at #6 singles. Mullinix also battled for a win at #4 singles, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-6).

The Gophers are idle until they travel to Mary Washington on September 29th and 30th to take part in the ITA Southeast Regional tournament.

How It Happened:

Singles competition

1. Tetsuya Ota (GOUMTEN) def. Shawn Diniz (DCM) 6-2, 6-3

2. Jack Hodges (GOUMTEN) def. David Weltz (DCM) 6-2, 6-2

3. Peter Schmidt (DCM) def. Michael Herman (GOUMTEN) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)

4. Frankie Mullinix (GOUMTEN) def. Samuel Loring (DCM) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)

5. Slade Dumas (GOUMTEN) def. Joey Bolanos (DCM) 6-2, 6-3

6. Elliot Diehl (GOUMTEN) def. Ben Selya (DCM) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Shawn Diniz/Samuel Loring (DCM) def. Tetsuya Ota/Jack Hodges (GOUMTEN) 8-6

2. Frankie Mullinix/Michael Herman (GOUMTEN) def. David Weltz/Peter Schmidt (DCM) 9-8 (7-3)

3. Slade Dumas/Elliot Diehl (GOUMTEN) def. Joey Bolanos/Nicholas Reese (DCM) 8-4