Hodges Named Landmark Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Hodges Named Landmark Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

For the second time on the 2017-18 season and the fifth time in his career, senior Jack Hodges (London, England) of the Goucher College men's tennis team was named the Landmark Conference's Athlete of the Week for the period ending March 18th on Monday.

Hodges, who previously won the Landmark's Athlete of the Week honor on March 5th, continues the Gophers' recent domination of the conference's Athlete of the Week award for men's tennis.

In all, a Gopher has been named the Athlete of the Week four straight weeks, with Hodges earning it twice, sophomore Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) earning it last week, and first-year Tetsuya Ota (Winter Park, Fla.) taking it on February 26th.

This past week, Hodges was a two-time winner at regionally-ranked Ursinus, as Goucher posted a 7-2 victory on the road to push their record to 10-2 overall for the year.

In doubles, Hodges and Ota posted another victory in the number one spot of the line-up, taking an 8-3 decision. In singles, Hodges proceeded to clinch the victory for the Gophers with a three-set win at number two, posting a come-from-behind three-set win (4-6, 6-2, 6-3).

For the year, Hodges and Ota continue to perform well in doubles, posting an 8-5 overall record. In singles, Hodges is 10-4, going 9-2 in dual matches to date on the season.

Hodges and the Goucher men's tennis team is off to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a slew of Spring Break matches. Action gets underway for the Gophers on Tuesday, as they take on Carleton at 4 p.m.