Jan. 17, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Georgetown men’s tennis team opened their 2014 schedule at the VCU-hosted 4-1 Invitational in Richmond, Va. on Friday, splitting their two head-to-head decisions. The men defeated the Campbell Fighting Camels, 4-1, Friday evening, but lost to the Virginia Commonwealth Rams, 4-1, earlier in the afternoon.
Freshman Jack Murphy (Coronado, Calif./La Jolla Country Day) won the only match for the Hoyas against the host team, VCU, on Friday afternoon. The Georgetown-VCU matchup started around 1 p.m. Murphy defeated Jack Svensson in straight sets, 6-1; 6-1. Murphy went 9-4 this fall in singles play; he also won the consolation bracket at the Farnsworth Invitational in Princeton, N.J. during fall play.
The VCU men’s team was ranked number 31 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) coming into the Friday matchup.
Georgetown had better luck against the Campbell Fighting Camels as they won, 4-1; the Hoyas won all four singles match, only losing in doubles.
GU sophomore Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y./Pendleton) played in the number one position as he defeated Campbell’s Fernando Guillen in three sets, 6-0; 2-6; 7-5.
Hoya junior Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) downed Rik van Gerwen of the Fighting Camels in straight sets, 6-1; 6-1, in the number two slot for the Blue & Gray.
Senior co-captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) beat Marthinus Visser of Campbell, 6-2; 6-4, out of the third position.
Georgetown’s Murphy won his second singles decision of the day when he defeated Jean-Marc Krone in straight sets, 6-1; 6-3 to help cement the Hoyas first head-to-head victory of the spring.
Junior Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and freshman Max Novak (Las Vegas, Nev./Odyssey Charter School) dropped the long three set doubles affair to Campbell, after opening the match with a first set win, losing by the eventual, 6-7(5); 6-4; 10-7.
The Georgetown men next play on Fri., Jan. 24 in a home event at the Yates Field House on Georgetown’s campus against Boston College. Play is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
1 p.m. Results
VCU def. Georgetown Men, 4-1
1) Michal Voscek (VCU) def. Daniel Khanin (GU), 6-3; 6-2
2) Alejandro Argente (VCU) def. Andrew Dottino (GU), 6-0; 6-1
3) J.B. Mateo (VCU) def. Yannik Mahlangu (GU), 6-2; 6-1
4) Jack Murphy (GU) def. Jacob Svensson (VCU), 6-1; 6-1
5 p.m. Results
Georgetown men def. Campbell, 4-1
1) Daniel Khanin (GU) def. Fernando Guillen (CU), 6-0; 2-6; 7-5
2) Shane Korber (GU) def. Rik van Gerwen (CU), 6-1; 6-1
3) Casey Distaso (GU) def. Marthinus Visser (CU), 6-2; 6-4
4) Jack Murphy (GU) def. Jean-Marc Krone (CU), 6-1; 6-3