Johns Hopkins Sweeps Haverford and Christopher Newport
• Score: #21 Johns Hopkins-8, Haverford-1
#21 Johns Hopkins-8, #35 Christopher Newport-1
• Records: JHU (9-2, 5-0 CC) • HC (7-7, 5-1 CC) • CNU (12-9)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • JHU Tennis Courts
• The Short Story: The 21st-ranked Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, defeating Haverford and Christopher Newport, by the same 8-1 score.
How it Happened versus the Fords
• Using Division I scoring in doubles, the Blue Jays swept the Fords to jump out to a 3-0 lead in the match. Freshman Joseph Cartledge and senior Jeremy Dubin won 6-2 at first over Josh Moskovitz and Dais Nakayama. Junior Justin Kang and senior Emerson Walsh beat David Kong and Raja Arul, 6-4, at second. Sophomore Scott Thygesen and junior David Perez won by the same score at third over Eli Phelps and Nick Sweeney.
• Freshman Cody Kim lost just three games as he beat Moskovitz 6-2, 6-1 at first singles. Freshman Aaron Carey topped Nakayama 6-4, 6-1 at second.
• Kevin Yan picked up the Fords’ lone point with a 7-6 (8), 6-1 win over freshman Austin Gu at third. Kang was a 6-1, 6-3 winner at fourth over Phelps.
• Freshman Vik Vasan rallied to beat Ishaan Prinz 6-7 (5), 6-1, 1-0 (3) at fifth. And freshman Nakul Narendran won 6-2, 6-2 over Arul at sixth.
How it Happened versus the Captains
• In its second match of the afternoon, Hopkins led 2-1 after doubles and then swept the singles matches to earn the 8-1 win.
• Michael Dodd and Arttu Fiva opened the scoring as they won at third doubles after Thygesen and Perez had t to retire.
• Kang and Emerson tied the match at one with an 8-3 win over Andy Mason and William Trang at second. Cartledge and Dubin followed with a 9-7 win over Justin Cerny and David Reed, the second-ranked doubles team in the Atlantic South. The win put the Blue Jays ahead, 2-1, in the match.
• Dubin grabbed the first singles point with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Reed at first. Perez pushed Hopkins’ lead to 4-1 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mason at third.
• Kim then clinched the win as he defeated Dominic Lacombe 6-0, 6-1 at fourth. Kang followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win at sixth over Nicholas Ruzicka.
• Walsh gave Hopkins a 7-1 lead in the match after he beat Cerny 6-1, 6-1 at second. Carey closed out the match with a 6-3, 6-0 win at fifth over Trang.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 31-31 all-time against Haverford with its 18th straight win in the series. Hopkins is now 4-1 against Christopher Newport.
• Head coach Chuck Willenborg earned his 200th career against the Fords. The winningest coach in program history, he is now 201-58 in his 12th season with the Blue Jays.
For the Record
• With his win at second singles versus the Captains, Walsh became the 13th player in program history with 100 total wins in his career. He is now 100-42 in singles and doubles in his career.
• Dubin is now tied for ninth in program history with 51 career singles wins. He also now has 96 career total wins, leaving him just four shy of the century mark.
• Hopkins is back on the court on Wednesday, April 19 as the Blue Jays host the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats. The Centennial Conference match is set for a 4:00 pm start.