Feb. 24, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's tennis team won a close one over the United States Naval Academy on Friday afternoon at the Tose Family Tennis Center. With the matched tied at three, sophomore Andrew Dottino (New York, N.Y./The Pendleton School) won a three-set battle at No. 4 to edge the Midshipmen by a score of 4-3. Georgetown is now 6-3 on the season.
Georgetown won the singles point taking the first two matches at No. 2 and No. 3. The No. 2 pair of Dottino and freshman Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) downed Nicholas Gutsche and Marcus Rebersak, 8-5. Freshman John Brosens (Bedford, N.Y./Brunswick School) and sophomore Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) defeated Blake Daniel and Chris Kenney at No. 3 by a score of 8-2 to pick up the doubles point.
Senior Andrew Bruhn (Storrs, Conn./E.O. Smith) started it out in singles play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Rebersak at No. 1 as the Hoyas went ahead 2-0. Navy came back to win at No. 3 before junior Charlie Caris (Des Moines, Iowa/Theodore Roosevelt) took the No. 2 spot with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over Peter McDonald.
Midshipmen victories at No. 5 and No. 6 tied the match at three, but Dottino was still battling at No. 4. The sophomore managed to pull out the 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) over Tyler Burnett to take the match for the Blue & Gray for the 4-3 victory.
The Hoyas will play over spring break before coming home for a match against the University of the District of Columbia on March 14 at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex.