Men's Tennis Falls Saturday to No. 65 Yale, 5-2

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Feb. 8, 2014

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WASHINGTON – The Georgetown men’s tennis team (4-2) fell in New Haven, Conn. on Saturday to Yale University (2-2), 5-2, who are ranked No. 65 by the ITA. The Bulldogs snapped Georgetown’s four-game match streak dating back to January 17 when they lost to No. 31 Virginia Commonwealth in the first match of the spring season.

The Hoyas took the doubles point to start the Saturday afternoon match against Yale.

Senior co-captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) and junior Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) were paired for the first time in the 2013-14 season and defeated a pair from Yale, 6-5, in the No. 1 doubles position.

Freshmen pair Yannik Mahlangu (Henderson, Nev./Green Valley) and Jack Murphy (Coronado, Calif./La Jolla Country Day) continued to be a strong pairing for the Hoyas in the No. 3 position. The freshmen, who have both been named the BIG EAST Players of the Week in consecutive weeks to open the spring, defeated Yale’s Photos Photiades and Alex Hagermoser, 6-5.

Together, Mahlangu and Murphy are 5-1 dating back to the fall in doubles match and boast a 3-0 record this spring.

Sophomore Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y./Pendleton) played a tough match in the No. 1 position for Georgetown, but lost to Yale’s Tyler Lu. After dropping the first set, 6-1, Khanin won the second set, 6-0. He dropped the final set, 6-3.

Mahlangu won Georgetown’s only singles match of the day in the No. 5 position for the Blue & Gray. He defeated Hagermoser, the same Yale player from his earlier doubles match. Mahlangu dropped the first set, 6-2, but won the final two sets, 6-4, 6-4, to clinch the match.


 

 

The men play Bryant University (1-3) tomorrow. Bryant last played and lost to Binghamton, 6-1, in Providence, R.I. on Sun., Feb. 2. The match is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

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