April 7, 2012

Saturday's Men's Tennis Recap

Franklin & Marshall 5, Swarthmore 4
Franklin & Marshall defeated No. 21 Swarthmore College 5-4 Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) men's tennis action. The Diplomats (5-6, 4-1 CC) took two of the three doubles points from the Garnet (9-8, 3-2 CC), while the two sides both captured wins at three singles spots.  F&M's No. 4 Nolan Bacchieri overcame a first-set defeat to claim a three-set win over Swarthmore's Max Kaye 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to seal the F&M victory.

 

Gettysburg 7, Ursinus 2
Gettysburg won the bottom five singles competitions to close out a 7-2 victory over visiting Ursinus College in Centennial Conference men's tennis action Saturday afternoon.  Gettysburg (6-5, 2-3 CC) picked up its second consecutive conference win as senior Mike McLaughlin closed the day with a three-set win over Evan Lord at second singles (6-2, 4-6, 7-5. The victory marked the 75th of McLaughlin's collegiate career, tying him with Brandon Cutter '98 for fourth-place on the program's all-time list behind Joe Mesmer '80 (90 wins), Jim Breck '80 (88), and Wes Bartlett '94 (78).

 

Johns Hopkins 9, Haverford 0
The Johns Hopkins men's tennis team earned its fourth shutout of the season with a 9-0 win over visiting Haverford Saturday in Centennial Conference action. The Blue Jays are now 9-4 overall and 6-0 in the conference, while the Fords fall to 7-5 on the season and 4-2 in the conference. Senior Jacob Barnaby tied the school record for career conference doubles wins in the match, he now has 26 career doubles wins in Centennial Conference play.

 

Washington College 8, Dickinson 1
Visiting Washington College won all three doubles matches and the bottom five singles matches to post an 8-1 Centennial Conference men's tennis victory over host Dickinson this afternoon in Carlisle, PA. The Shoremen improved to 6-4 overall and 4-1 in conference play with the win, while the Red Devils fell to 6-6 and 3-3.