BALTIMORE, Md. – The three-time Landmark Conference Goucher College men's tennis team will receive its championship rings during a halftime ceremony of the Gophers women's basketball game against Drew University on Saturday. The women's basketball game tips at 2 p.m.
The 2018 men's tennis team defeated Susquehanna University 5-0 in the conference semifinals on May 2 and then won its third-consecutive title with a 5-2 decision against the University of Scranton on May 5.
The Gophers then advanced to the NCAA Division III Second Round for the second time in program history after defeating Messiah College in the first round 5-0 on May 11. The squad's historic season ended with a 5-0 loss against Williams College on May 12.
Goucher finished the year with a 24-5 record, notching a program-record and Landmark Conference record 24 victories.
The 2018 championship team was comprised of 2018 Goucher graduates Jake Brazeau, Josh Goldberg, Landmark Conference Player of the Year and first-team singles/doubles selection Jack Hodges and Britton Shortle. Current Gopher seniors Elliot Diehl (York, Pa./York Suburban) and Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J./Princeton Day School), juniors Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va./Dominion), All-Landmark Conference second-team singles honoree Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymasium Nova Porg) and Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C./The George School) and sophomore Tetsuya Ota (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Saddlebrook Prep), the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and first-team singles/doubles selection, all return to the team this season looking to win the program's fourth-straight league crown under first-year head coach Eric Spangler while Daniel Kim was also a member of the team last season.
Brazeau, Diehl, Goldberg, Hodges, Meekins and Shortle will be receiving their third championship ring while Dumas, Herman and Mullinix will gain their second ring and Ota will notch his inaugural ring.
In addition, former Goucher men's tennis head coach Brendan Kincaid is scheduled to return for the ring ceremony. Kincaid led the Gophers to four-straight Landmark Conference championship matches including titles in each of the last three seasons. He finished with an 86-53 overall record with 73 victories in his last four campaigns.