Men's Tennis Ends Washington College's 20-Year Conference Win Streak
April 2, 2005
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins men's tennis team (6-2, 2-0 CC) handed Washington College its first-ever Centennial Conference loss, defeating the Shoremen 4-3 on Friday afternoon. Washington (3-6, 2-1 CC) came into the match 90-0 all-time in Centennial play and had won 122 consecutive conference matches in a streak dating back to 1985.
The Shoremen, who were without senior captain and No. 2 singles player Asfand Farouk, captured the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the match. Washington won at first and second doubles, while Rafael Roberti and Michael Kelly-Sell captured Hopkins' only doubles victory, 8-1 at the third spot.
Washington's two points came at No. 1 and No. 4 singles. Arturo Solis was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Hopkins' Chanont Vasoontara at No. 1, while Maciek Prytula recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win over Matthew Naftilan at No. 4. Hopkins won the match when Roberti defeated Mike Edison 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(5) at No. 3 singles.
Washington's last conference loss was a 6-3 Middle Atlantic Conference loss to Haverford in 1985.
Singles No. 1 - Arturo Solis (WAC) d. Chanont Vasoontara (JHU) 6-2, 6-2 No. 2 - Kevin Ma (JHU) d. Tim Riskie (WAC) 6-1, 6-3 No. 3 - Raffie Roberti (JHU) d. Mike Edison (WAC) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(5) No. 4 - Maciek Prytula (WAC) d. Matthew Naftilan (JHU) 6-3, 6-2 No. 5 - Justin Belisario (JHU) d. Ronen Kashvin (WAC) 6-3, 6-1 No. 6 - Justin Lee (JHU) d. Albert Park (WAC) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles No. 1 - Solis/Riskie (WAC) d. Vasoontara/Naftilan (JHU) 9-8(2) No. 2 - Edison/Prytula (WAC) d. Belisario/Nick Kennedy (JHU) 8-5 No. 3 - Roberti/Michael Kelly-Sell (JHU) d. Kashin/Park (WAC) 8-1