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.
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
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