Johns Hopkins Bests Salisbury, 8-1
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
• Score: #18 Johns Hopkins-8, Salisbury-1
• Records: JHU (1-0) • SU (5-1)
• Location: Salisbury, MD • SU Indoor Tennis Center
• The Short Story: The 18th-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team opened the spring season with an 8-1 win over Salisbury on Saturday morning. The match was originally scheduled to be played in Baltimore, but was moved to Salisbury and SU’s indoor courts due to the high winds in the area.
How it Happened
• Hopkins grabbed an early 3-0 lead in the match by sweeping the doubles matches. Senior David Perez and junior Scott Thygesen earned an 8-4 win over Colt Williamson and Patrick MacLean at first. Freshmen Eric Yoo and Vishnu Joshi dropped just three games in their win over Kelson Weber and Stefan Hein at third. Sophomores Joe Cartledge and Cody Kim pulled out a hard-fought 9-7 win at second over Ian Siew and Matthew Ryan.
• Joshi pushed the Blue Jays lead to four as he beat Williamson 6-3, 6-1 at first singles. Hein then grabbed a point for the Sea Gulls with a 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6) win over Kim at third. Yoo earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Siew at second to clinch the win for Hopkins.
• Sophomores Austin Gu and Aaron Carey picked up identical 6-4, 6-2 wins at fourth and sixth respectively, to push Hopkins’ lead to 7-1. Senior Justin Kang closed out the win with a come-from-behind 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (7) win over Weber at fifth.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 12-7 all-time against Salisbury and wins its 10th straight in the series.
• Hopkins is back in Baltimore and will take on nearby Morgan State in non-conference action at Noon on Sunday, March 4.