KALAMAZOO, MI – Johns Hopkins juniors Mike Buxbaum and Jeremy Dubin dropped a heartbreaker in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Doubles Championship Thursday. The pair finishes the season with a 16-4 record and is the seventh different doubles pair to compete at the championship.
Playing the same doubles team, Luke Tercek and Luke Trinka, they faced just three days ago in the NCAA Quarterfinals resulted in a different outcome for the Blue Jays. That was another close one, which Buxbaum and Dubin won 8-6 on Monday. Tercek and Trinka grabbed the early lead, winning the first set 7-6. But the JHU duo answered back with a 6-4 win in the second. Terceck and Trinka earned the win, with a 7-6 win in the deciding set.
Buxbaum finishes the year with a 26-7 doubles record, the second most wins in school single-season history. He is tied for fifth in program history with 64 career doubles wins, 28 shy of the all-time mark. He also ranks seventh with 123 total wins in his career, 25 shy of David Maldow’s all-time record. Dubin finishes the season with a 20-5 record in doubles, moving him into a tie for 19th in school history with 36 career wins.