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Johns Hopkins Tops Ursinus, 7-2

April 22, 2017

Box Score

The Basics
• Score: #21 Johns Hopkins-7, Ursinus-2
• Records: JHU (11-2, 6-0 CC) • UC (12-7, 4-5 CC)
• Location: Collegeville, PA • FLB Fieldhouse
• The Short Story: The 21st-ranked Johns Hopkins men's tennis team remained unbeaten in Centennial Conference play with a 7-2 win at Ursinus Saturday afternoon.

How it Happened
• Sophomores Nakul Narendran and Colin Muraika put Hopkins on top early with an 8-3 win at first doubles over Max Oberholtzer and Paul Vecchio.
• Freshmen Aaron Carey and Elliot Seckler gave the Blue Jays' a 2-0 lead as they beat Henry Burke and Connor DeFaber-Schumacher, 8-5, at third.
• Chanton Phan and Peter Shields cut into the visitor's lead with an 8-5 win at second over freshmen Austin Gu and Vik Vasan.
• Ursinus grabbed the first point of singles play when Oberholtzer beat Carey 6-4, 6-1 at first to tie the overall match at two. Gu responded with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Vecchio at second, putting Hopkins on top for good.
• Vasan followed with a three-set win at third over Phan 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (8). Narendran then clinched the win as he defeated Burke 6-3, 6-4 at fourth.
• Muraika then beat Shields 6-2, 7-6 (1) at fifth and Seckler closed out the match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jordan Hodess at sixth.

What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 37-4 against Ursinus and has won 26 consecutive matches in the series.
• The win is Hopkins' 100th in Centennial Conference regular season matches under head coach Chuck Willenborg. The Blue Jays are 100-3 (.971) in CC regular season matches during Willenborg's tenure as head coach.

 

 

Up Next
• Hopkins is back in action on Monday, April 24 as the Blue Jays host the 17th-ranked Mary Washington Eagles. The non-conference match is slated for a 4:00 pm start.
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