Saturday's Men's Tennis Recap

Saturday, April 21

Johns Hopkins 8, Washington College 1
Johns Hopkins 8, Salisbury 1

The 16th-ranked Johns Hopkins men's tennis team won a pair of matches by 8-1 scores on Saturday over Washington College and Salisbury. Hopkins closed out its Centennial Conference schedule against Washington College in the morning. It marks the sixth straight season that the Blue Jays have gone unbeaten in conference play. The Blue Jays then beat the Sea Gulls in non-conference action in the nightcap.

 

Muhlenberg 5, Ursinus 4
In a match that was moved up to 10 a.m. because of a threat of rain, the Mules took the middle four singles matches and one in doubles to beat Ursinus on Senior Day, 5-4. It was Mules’ eighth straight victory over the Bears (12-10, 1-8) and gave them a win in their Centennial Conference finale for the fourth year in a row. After classmates Jordan Rutt, Andrew Brod and Robert Buesser were honored during a pre-match ceremony, Brod helped the Mules (2-9, 2-7) earn their first point of the day, teaming with sophomore Ben Berkowitz for an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles.

 

Swarthmore 5, Haverford 4
Sophomores Max Kaye, Preston Poon and Christian Carcione clinched the Swarthmore men's tennis team's (13-9, 7-2 CC) 5-4 victory over Haverford (10-7, 6-3 CC) on Saturday afternoon on Faulkner Courts.   With the win, the Garnet secrued the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Centennial Conference playoffs and will face No. 2 Franklin & Marshall on Saturday in Lancaster.

 

Friday, April 20

Franklin & Marshall 7, Dickinson 2
Franklin & Marshall's men's tennis team concluded its regular season on Friday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The Diplomats (8-7, 7-2 CC) locked up a top-three seed in the CC Tournament with the win, while the Red Devils drop to 8-8, 4-5 CC with the loss.

 

Gettysburg 7, McDaniel 2
Senior Mike McLaughlin put the finishing touches on a successful career at Gettysburg College with a pair of wins to lead the Bullets tennis team to a 7-2 victory at McDaniel College on Friday.
McLaughlin earned wins at the second position in both flights for Gettysburg (8-8, 3-6 CC). He teamed with junior Johnny Nelson for an 8-5 win before rebounding from an opening-set loss to Brian Kron for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 decision in singles. The two wins pushed the senior into third in program history in total wins with 79. He became just the third Bullet to reach 40 career doubles wins and he finished sixth all-time with 39 singles victories. McLaughlin also led the team with 20 total wins this season.