TOWSON, Md. - The Goucher College men's tennis team opened their home slate for the spring portion of their 2017-18 season in style on Saturday, as the Gophers took down both Harford Community College and St. Mary's (Md.), both by 8-1 scores.
With the pair of victories, Goucher moved to 10-2 overall for the year.
Goucher 8, Harford Community College 1 | Results
First, against Harford Community College (who is ranked 12th in the NJCAA National Polls), the Gophers got off to a fast start with a sweep of doubles action.
In the top spot, first-year Tetsuya Ota (Winter Park, Fla.) and senior Jack Hodges (London, England) posted an 8-4 win, which was followed up by an 8-5 victory by sophomore Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) and junior Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J.) at number three.
It was more of the same in singles, as Ota (6-1, 6-0 at number one), Hodges (6-1, 6-3 at number two), Mullinix (6-2, 6-1 at number three), Dumas (6-0, 6-0 at number four) and Diehl (6-1, 6-0 at number five) were all straight set victors in their respective spots in the line-up.
Goucher 8, St. Mary's 1 | Results
Against St. Mary's, the team of Ota and Hodges once again got Goucher off to a good start, as they posted an 8-3 win in the top spot in the doubles line-up. Meekins and Dumas went on to roll to an 8-2 win at number two doubles, putting Goucher up, 2-0, in the match.
After St. Mary's came back with a point with a win at number three doubles, Goucher rolled the rest of the afternoon, sweeping six singles matches.
Hodges played in the number one spot in the St. Mary's match and delivered a 6-4, 6-4 win. Dumas (6-0, 6-2) and Diehl (6-4, 6-4) rolled to victories at numbers two and three in singles, respectively, while at number four, senior Josh Goldberg (Centreville, Md.) came back to notch a three-set win (0-6, 6-1, 10-2).
In the final two spots of the singles lineup, senior Britton Shortle (Winter Park, Fla.) was a straight-set winner (6-0, 6-3), then at number six, first-year Daniel Kim (Arlington, Mass.) finished off the clean sweep of singles for Goucher with an 8-1 victory
The Goucher College men's tennis team returns to action next Saturday, traveling to Ursinus. First serve is set for 3 p.m.