Men's Tennis Defeats Boston College at Home, 4-3

Jan. 24, 2014


WASHINGTON – The Georgetown men’s tennis team (2-1) defeated the Boston College Eagles (0-1) in the Yates Field House on Georgetown’s campus on Friday afternoon, 4-3.  With temperatures in the mid-20s, the teams played inside the Yates Field House which boasts four available courts.

Play started at 11 a.m. with the teams playing three doubles matches to capture the first point. Georgetown won all three matches, which ended up being an important point in the event.

Senior co-captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) and freshman Max Novak (Las Vegas, Nev./Odyssey Charter School) played in the number one doubles slot and won, 6-5(5).

Senior co-captain Andrew Dottino (New York, N.Y./Pendleton) and junior Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) defeated Aiden McNulty and Kyle Childree of Boston College in the second doubles slot, 6-3.

Fellow freshmen Yannik Mahlangu (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) and Jack Murphy (Coronado, Calif./La Jolla Country Day) were paired together and won 6-3.

Distaso finished his singles match against Boston College’s Kyle Childree where he came up with the win in straight-sets, 6-3; 6-3. Distaso’s match was the first to finish.

Georgetown junior Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) completed his singles match a couple minutes after Distaso’s match went final. Korber ended up losing to Jonathan Raude of Boston College, 6-4; 6-1.



In singles play, Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y./Pendleton) won the first set, 6-4, and went up early in the second set of his singles match, but could not hold on as he dropped the second and third sets, 6-4; 6-3.

Mahlangu defeated BC’s Aiden McNulty in straight-sets, 6-3; 6-3.

Jack Murphy and Andrew Dottino were the final to matches to go off for Georgetown; Khanin and Mahlangu were still playing at the time at the start of the fifth and sixth singles matches.

Dottino’s match finished fifth, but he ended up losing in straight-sets, 6-3; 6-1, after earning the doubles victory earlier in the day.

Dottino’s loss evened the match up between the Hoyas and the Golden Eagles at 3-3.

After Dottino finished, Murphy was in the midst of his second set after winning the first set, 6-3. He was winning in the second set 3-2 at the time.

Murphy and BC’s Hank Workman each won a game to make it 4-3.  Murphy was serving the eighth game, but dropped the point which made it 4-all. Although, he came back to win the fifth point and would be serving in what would be the final game.

Murphy went on to get the win, 6-3; 6-4, which clinched the 4-3 victory for Georgetown.

The Georgetown men’s tennis team is next in action on Fri., Jan. 31 at the International Country Club in Fairfax, Va. against George Mason. Play is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.


#1: Casey Distaso / Max Novak (GU) def. Philip Nelson / Hank Workman (BC), 6-5(3)
#2: Andrew Dottino / Alex Tropiano (GU) def. Aiden McNulty / Kyle Childree (BC), 6-3
#3: Yannik Mahlangu / Jack Murphy (GU) def. Matt Wagner / Alexandre Thirouin (BC), 6-3 

#1: Philip Nelson (BC) def. Daniel Khanin (GU), 4-6; 6-4; 6-3
#2: Jonathan Raude (BC) def. Shane Korber (GU), 6-4; 6-1
#3: Casey Distaso (GU) def. Kyle Childree (BC), 6-3; 6-3
#4: Yannik Mahlangu (GU) def. Aiden McNulty (BC), 6-3; 6-3
#5: Jack Murphy (GU) def. Hank Workman (BC), 6-3; 6-4
#6: Matt Wagner (BC) def. Andrew Dottino (GU), 6-3; 6-1

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