Men’s Tennis Looks for Three-Peat in Landmark Conference Title Bout with Scranton Saturday

Men’s Tennis Looks for Three-Peat in Landmark Conference Title Bout with Scranton Saturday

The Goucher College men's tennis team looks to win their third straight Landmark Conference Championship on Saturday, as the top-seeded Gophers take on second-seeded Scranton.

Action will get underway at 12 p.m. at the tennis courts on-campus. Fans are reminded that Chick-Fil-A will be on hand with free original chicken sandwiches to the first 100 fans in attendance.

If you can't make it out to the match, live stats will be available throughout the action here.

Goucher, who are winners of 10 of their last 11 matches overall, rolls into the Landmark Championship match after coasting past fourth-seeded Susquehanna in the Semifinals on Wednesday, 5-0.

In the win, first-year Tetsuya Ota (Winter Park, Fla.) and sophomore Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C.) were two-time victors on the afternoon, with Mullinix clinching the W for Goucher with a straight-set win at number four singles.

Scranton, who has won eight straight matches overall, plays for the Landmark Conference Championship for the first time since 2013 on Saturday, as the Royals bested third-seeded Juniata in the semis on Wednesday, 5-2.

In the win, first-year Tarquin McGurrin posted victories at no. 1 doubles and no. 1 singles to lead the Royals to a win.

In the regular season matchup between the teams on April 7, things could not have gotten off to a worse start for Goucher, as Scranton swept all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead into singles.

But, in singles action, the Gophers clawed back, taking five of the six matches contested to gut out a 5-4 victory. Sophomore Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va.) clinched the win for Goucher at number five singles in straight sets to keep the Gophers unbeaten in the Landmark.

For more on the 2018 Landmark Conference Men's Tennis Championships, click here.