Shoremen Surpass Last Season's Win Total with 5-4 Victory Over Gophers

Shoremen Surpass Last Season's Win Total with 5-4 Victory Over Gophers

Shoremen Bounce Back in Singles After Dropping Two of Three Doubles Matches

BEL AIR, Md. — The Washington College men's tennis team, ranked 20th in the Atlantic South region, improved to 6-1 this season with a narrow 5-4 win over Goucher College in a non-conference match played today at Harford Community College. The Shoremen rallied for the win after opening the match by dropping two of the three doubles spots.

Washington College 5, Goucher 4

Doubles
- All three doubles matches were decided by three games or less. The Shoremen's lone doubles win was the widest margin of victory in doubles as Zack Novick and Justin Panepinto beat Elliot Diehl and Michael Herman, 8-5.
- Goucher's Midori Fujitani and Jack Hodges beat Chris Salisbury and Jake Sandler, 8-6, at No. 1, while Josiah Meekins and Frankie Mullinix edged out Luke Weaver and Matt Katz, 9-7, at No. 3.

Singles
- Two of the Shoremen's four singles wins came in a super-tiebreaker after Goucher won the first set. Salisbury rallied to beat Hodges, 5-7, 6-3, 10-5, at No. 1, while Novick came back to defeat Mullinix, 6-7(7), 6-4, 10-6, at No. 3.
- Washington also won at No. 2, where Sandler beat Herman, 6-4, 6-1, and at No. 4, where Weaver topped Diehl, 6-4, 7-6(6).
- Goucher's singles wins came at No. 5 and No. 6. Slade Dumas beat August Meriot, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 5, while Fujitani downed John Niswander, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 6.

Notes
- The Shoremen's six wins in seven matches this season surpass their total from all of last season, when they finished with a 5-13 record.

Up Next for the Shoremen
4/1 v. McDaniel - 12:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference match)