FREDERICKSBURG, Md. – Brian Kane (Philadelphia, Pa.) lost in the B4 Singles Final while Tetsuya Ota (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Saddlebrook Prep) and the doubles team of Michael Herman (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Nova Porg) and Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C./The George School) won multiple matches to lead Goucher College men's tennis at the ITA Southeast Regional on Saturday.
Kane defeated Matthew Fontanese of Ursinus 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (4) to advance to the B4 Singles Finals. Omosesan Adebamgbe (Philadelphia, Pa./Lower Merion) downed Garrett Kincaid of Stevens Tech 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals. Noah Sellinger of Muhlenburg spoiled an all-Goucher Philadelphia battle by defeating Adebamgbe 6-4, 6-4 and then Sellinger took down Kane 6-1, 6-4 in the B4 Finals.
Ota won three matches on Saturday to advance to the Championship Singles Semifinal Consolation on Sunday. The junior defeated Mason Groff 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (4) and then took down Matthew Moody from Hamden-Sydney 6-3, 6-2 in singles after defeating Moody and his brother with Adebamgbe in doubles on Friday. Ota advanced to the semifinals after his quarterfinal opponent cancelled the match. Ota will play the winner of Keegan Morris (Stevens Tech)/Andy Mason (Christopher Newport) in the semifinals for the right to go to the final match in the Championship Singles Consolation Final.
Herman and Mullinix won two matches before falling to Thibault Vernier and Stephen Wong of Swarthmore 8-2 in the consolation semifinals. The duo defeated Evan Brady and Noah Tapp of Washington & Lee 8-7 (6-4). The seniors then defeated Juan Borga and Zachary Shane of Lynchburg, 8-2.
Mullinix lost to Garrett Malave of Salisbury 6-3, 6-3 in the B2 Singles First Round Consolation.
Ota will be the only Goucher player in action in the final day of the ITA Southeast Regional on Sunday as he looks to capture the Championship Singles Consolation title.
Championship Singles: First Round Consolation
Tetsuya Ota defeats Mason Groff (Ursinus), 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (4)
Championship Singles: Second Round Consolation
Tetsuya Ota defeats Matthew Moody (Hampden-Sydney), 6-3, 6-2
Championship Singles: Quarterfinals Consolation
Tetsuya Ota defeats George Jiang (Haverford), walkover player cancelled
B2 Singles: First Round Consolation
Garrett Malave (Salisbury) defeats Frankie Mullinix, 6-3, 6-3
B4 Singles: Quarterfinals
Omosesan Adebamgbe defeats Garrett Kincaid (Stevens Tech), 6-1, 7-5
B4 Singles: Finals
Noah Sellinger (Muhlenburg) defeats Brian Kane, 6-1, 6-4
Championship Singles: Semifinals Consolation
Tetsuya Ota vs. Winner of Keegan Morris (Stevens Tech)/Andy Mason (Christopher Newport), Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Advances to Final Consolation with win