Johns Hopkins Tops Ursinus, 7-2
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.
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.