Goucher Men's Tennis Competes At Seagulls Open

Goucher Men's Tennis Competes At Seagulls Open

SALISBURY, Md. – Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va./Dominion) and the doubles team of Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Nova Porg) and Tetsuya Ota (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Saddlebrook Prep) each won a match at the Seagull Open to power Goucher College men's tennis on Friday and Saturday.

Dumas defeated Adam Goldberger 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 32 before falling to Ian Slew in the round of 16, 6-2, 6-0.

The doubles team of Herman and Ota won its round of 16 match 8-3 before falling by the identical score in the quarterfinals.

Ota had the best match in the opening round after taking Ryan Santmyer to three sets in a 7-6, 5-7, 7-5 contest. In other round of 32 action, Brian Kane (Philadelphia, Pa./Friends Select) lost to Patrick MacLean (6-2, 6-1), Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C./The George School) lost to Augustin Merlot (6-3, 6-1), Omosesan Adebamgbe (Philadelphia, Pa./Lower Merion) lost to Rishi Gundakaram (6-4, 6-3) and Herman lost to Garrett Malave (6-1, 6-4).

In other doubles action, Elliot Diehl (York, Pa./York Suburban) and Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J./Princeton Day School) dropped a doubles match 8-5 and Dumas and Mullinix fell 8-3 in the round of 16.

First-year head coach Eric Spangler has advanced to the semifinals of the Seagulls Open and will be fighting for his chance to play in the finals with his semifinals match on Sunday at 9 a.m. 

Goucher returns to action and heads back to Salisbury for a match against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday, February 23. Match time is 6 p.m.