Goucher Men's Tennis Wraps Up Regular Season And Finds Out Susquehanna Will Be Landmark Conference Semifinal Opponent On Tuesday

Goucher Men's Tennis Wraps Up Regular Season And Finds Out Susquehanna Will Be Landmark Conference Semifinal Opponent On Tuesday

BEL AIR, Md. – Goucher College, the three-time defending Landmark Conference Tournament Champions and 2019 conference regular season champions, will host Susquehanna University on Tuesday at the Goucher College Tennis Courts in the Landmark Conference Semifinals.

With a win against the River Hawks, the Gophers would host the winner of the No. 2 University of Scranton/No. 3 Juniata College in the Landmark Conference Championship Game on Saturday at 1 p.m. The team and seniors Elliot Diehl (York, Pa./York Suburban) and Josiah Meekins (Trenton, N.J./Princeton Day School) are looking for their fourth-straight title.

Goucher lost a non-conference match at Harford Community College, 6-3, in the final tune up for the semifinals match against Susquehanna on Saturday. The Gophers defeated the River Hawks 9-0 on April 13.

Omosesan Adebamgbe (Philadelphia, Pa./Lower Merion) and Slade Dumas (Great Falls, Va./Dominion) won at No. 2 doubles, 8-1 while Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C./The George School) and Diehl took a 8-3 decision at No. 3 doubles to stake Goucher out to a 2-1 lead against the Fighting Owls.

Dumas won at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-2 for the Gophers. Brian Kane (Philadelphia, Pa./Friends Select) fought to a third set at No. 6 singles, falling 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 12-10.

Tetsuya Ota (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Saddlebrook Prep) and Michael Herman fell 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. Ota dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision at No. 1 singles and Herman lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Mullinix lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and Adebamgbe also went three sets in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 loss. 

It will be the second-straight season Goucher and Susquehanna will tangle in the semifinals. The Gophers defeated the River Hawks 5-0 last season in the semifinals after sweeping the doubles and Ota at No. 1 singles and Mullinix at No. 4 singles winning their singles matches to secure the victory.

Doubles

1 (HCC) Thomas Norwood/Arthur Etzberger defeats (GC) Michael Herman/Tetsuya Ota, 8-6
2 (GC) Omosesan Adebamgbe/Slade Dumas defeats (HCC) Lopes/John Brett, 8-1
3 (GC) Frankie Mullinix/Elliot Diehl defeats (HCC) Cesark/Bruno Broconelli, 8-3

Singles
1 (HCC) Thomas Norwood defeats (GC) Tetsuya Ota, 6-0, 6-2
2 (HCC) Arthur Etzberger defeats (GC) Michael Herman, 6-0, 6-2
3 (HCC) John Brett defeats (GC) Frankie Mullinix, 6-0, 6-0
4 (GC) Slade Dumas defeats (HCC) Adria Agular, 6-1, 6-2
5 (HCC) Nico Virdu defeats (GC) Omosesan Adebamgbe, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
6 (HCC) Bruno Broconelli defeats (GC) Brian Kane 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 12-10