Goucher Men's Tennis Heads To The Garden State To Face No. 40 College Of New Jersey On Sunday

Goucher Men's Tennis Heads To The Garden State To Face No. 40 College Of New Jersey On Sunday
The Match
  • Goucher (2-1) at No. 40 College of New Jersey (3-1)
  • Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2 p.m.
  • Ewing, N.J.
Opening Serve
  • Goucher travels to No. 40 College of Jersey on Sunday for the fourth-straight meeting in the all-time series
  • The Lions have won all four matchups including an 8-1 decision with Tetsuya Ota earning the win at No. 1 singles on April 14, 2019
Last Time Out
  • Frankie Mullinix clinched a 5-4 win against Methodist University while Tetsuya Ota knocked off a nationally-ranked singles player against Oracle/ITA Division III Atlantic South Region No. 8 Salisbury University in non-conference men's tennis action on Februart 23
  • Despite falling to regionally-ranked Seagulls, Ota had the highlight of the day after stunning the No. 14 player in NCAA Division III/No. 2 player in Atlantic South Region Alec Angradi, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
  • The Gophers took a 2-1 lead after doubles against Methodist thanks to an Ota 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles and Slade Dumas winning the final two sets of a three-set match at No. 3 singles, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 to put Goucher on the brink of clinching the match. After Mullinix's teammates each won the second set 6-4 at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles only to lose in three sets, Mullinix followed the route of Dumas in taking the final two sets of his three-set match, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-8 to seal a 5-4 win against the Monarchs.
  • Mullinix and Michael Herman earned a win at No. 1 doubles 8-2 and Ota and Brian Kane won at No. 3 singles 8-5 to start the match against Methodist. Dumas and Omosesan Adebamgbe lost 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. Herman fell at No. 2 singles 6-3, 4-6, 10-8, Kane dropped his No. 4 singles match, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 and Adebamgbe also lost in three sets at No. 5 singles, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4.
  • While Ota earned the one team point against Salisbury, Mullinix took his No. 6 singles match to three sets after winning the first set 7-5 before dropping the final two sets 6-0, 10-5. Herman lost at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2, Dumas fell 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, Kane dropped his No. 4 singles match 7-5, 6-4 and Adebamgbe lost at No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-3. Herman and Mullinix lost to the No. 7 nationally-ranked doubles team 8-5 at No. 1 doubles while Adebamgbe and Dumas fell 8-4 at No. 2 doubles and Ota and Kane dropped an 8-2 match at No. 3.
At The Net
  • Tetsuya Ota earned his second Landmark Conference Men's Athlete of the Week award this season and sixth of his career after his weekend at Salisbury that including beating a nationally-ranked opponent
  • Despite returning all six singles players from last year's NCAA Tournament team, Slade Dumas (No. 3 singles), Brian Kane (No. 4 singles), Omosesan Adebambge (No. 5 singles) and Frankie Mullinix (No. 6 singles) each debuted at a different flight in the first dual matches of the year
  • Dumas now has 58 career singles wins to sit fifth in program history and can become the all-time leader with seven wins
  • Mullinix (41 wins) and Michael Herman (38 wins) also rank in the Top-10 in singles wins in program history
Next Time On The Courts
  • Goucher heads to Florida for four matches starting with a clash against St. Lawrence on March 15
  • Counting Sunday's match against the Lions, the squad has seven away matches before making its home debut
  • The Gophers will make their 2019-20 home debut and open the Evelyn Van Dyke Schroedl '62 Tennis Center against Washington on March 25