Holtschneider Wins at No. 4 Singles for Shoremen
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The visiting Johns Hopkins University men's tennis team, ranked sixth in Division III and second in the Atlantic South region, completed an unbeaten regular season in Centennial Conference play with an 8-1 victory over host Washington College, the region's 20th-ranked team, this afternoon at Schottland Tennis Center. The Blue Jays improved to 15-4 overall and 9-0 in conference play, while the Shoremen fell to 8-7 and 5-3.
In doubles, Michael Buxbaum and Edward Corty beat junior Vishnu Rajes (Yercaud, India/St. John's) and senior Marc Cywinski (Brisbane, Australia/Pendleton [Fla.]), 8-2, at No. 1, German Gonzalez and Jeremy Schwartz downed junior Ryan Holtschneider (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall) and freshman Jeremy Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township), 9-7, at No. 2, and Jeff Mackenzie and Nathan Law defeated senior Joel Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) and freshman Zachary Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township), 8-1, at No. 3.
Buxbaum, the region's second-ranked singles play, topped Rajes, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. Corty downed Cywinski, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2, Mackenzie beat Joel Novck, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3, Joonas Karjalainen added a 3-6, 6-4, 10-2, win over Jeremy Novick at No. 5, and Law defeated Zachary Novick, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6. Holtschneider picked up the Shoremen's lone point with a 6-2, 6-2, win over Jou at No. 4.
The Blue Jays will be the top seed in next week's five-team Centennial Conference Tournament. The Shoremen will be the fifth seed and will play in the tournament's lone first-round match Wednesday at fourth-seeded Franklin & Marshall. The winner of that match will travel to Johns Hopkins Saturday to face the Blue Jays in a semifinal match.