Morgan State Edges Johns Hopkins, 5-4
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
• Score: Morgan State-5, Johns Hopkins-4
• Records: JHU (1-1) • MSU (2-4)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • JHU Tennis Courts
• The Short Story: Visiting Morgan State won four of six singles matches to come from behind to beat the Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Freshmen Eric Yoo and Vishnu Joshi opened the match with an 8-2 win at third doubles over Oguzhan Ceylan and Lucas Krusinski. Sophomores Austin Gu and Joe Cartledge followed with an 8-6 decision at second against Nihit Rawal and Shrey Gupta. Arjun Ramakrishnan and Serhii Kharchev grabbed a point for the Bears with an 8-4 win over senior Dave Perez and junior Scott Thygesen at first.
• Rawal tied the match by taking the first singles point with a 6-1, 6-2 win over freshman Robby Simon at fifth. Lopez then defeated 6-4, 6-4 sophomore Aaron Carey at second to put Morgan State on top, 3-2.
• Kharchev pushed the lead to two when he beat Perez 7-5, 6-3 at sixth. Senior Justin Kang earned a point for the Blue Jays and made it a 4-3 match with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Gupta.
• Gu followed with a come-from-behind 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Krusinki at first to tie the match. Ceylan then won the match for the Bears with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win at fourth over Cartledge.
What it Means
• Hopkins suffers its first loss to Morgan State and falls to 4-1 in the series. The last two meetings have been decided by just one point.
• Hopkins returns to the court on Sunday, March 11 as the Blue Jays face the Washington & Lee Generals in Swarthmore, PA.