Salisbury Picks Up Win Over Regionally-Ranked Opponent for Shoremen
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Haverford College, ranked 10th in the Atlantic South region, defeated host Washington College, ranked 20th in the region, 5-4, in a Centennial Conference men's tennis match this afternoon. The match began outside at Schottland Tennis Center and moved indoors to the Johnson Fitness Center for the completion of the final two singles matches after sunset. The Fords improved to 5-6 overall and 3-0 in conference matches with the win, while the loss dropped the Shoremen to 7-2 and 1-1, respectively.
Haverford 5, Washington College 4
- Josh Moskovitz and Dais Nakayama, the region's 13th-ranked doubles team, picked up an 8-3 win for the Fords at No. 1, defeating Chris Salisbury and Jake Sandler. Raja Aruel and David Kong followed with an 8-4 Haverford victory at No. 2 against Zack Novick and Justin Panepinto.
- The Shoremen notched their first point of the match at No. 3 thanks to an 8-6 victory by Jeremy Novick and Luke Weaver against Eli Phelps and Nick Sweeney at No. 3.
- Haverford upped its lead to 3-1 with Kevin Yan's 6-2, 6-2, win against Weaver at No. 3.
- The Shoremen cut the deficit to 3-2 when Salisbury upset Moskovitz, the region's 19th-ranked singles player, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1.
- The Fords' lead moved to 4-2 with a 6-2, 7-5, win by Phelps against Zack Novick at No. 4.
- Sandler trimmed the lead back to one with his 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, win against Nakayama at No. 2.
- The match moved inside with Ishaan Prinz leading Jeremy Novick, 6-5, in the third set at No. 5 and Panepinto and Arul were headed to the third set at No. 6. Prinz clinched the Haverford win by completing a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, victory against Jeremy Novick and then Arul opted to retire at No. 6 before a game had been completed in the third set.
Up Next for the Shoremen
4/9 @ Muhlenberg - 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference match)