Feb. 24, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's tennis team downed the University of Richmond Spiders, 4-3, Saturday at Belle Haven Country Club. With momentum from the recent win against Connecticut, the Blue & Gray combated a slow start to get the victory. The Hoyas are now 2-5 overall for the season.
After dropping the doubles point, the Hoyas turned on the intensity winning the first set on four courts.
Freshman Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y.) picked up a straight set win at No. 2, followed by a three-set win from graduate student Reese Milner (Los Angeles, Calif./Crossroads). Junior captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) then won at the No. 4 position giving the team at 3-1 advantage. Distaso is unbeaten on the singles court this year.
The Hoyas fell on courts one and five in two close, three-set matches to tie the match at three. Sophomore Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) was left on the court and In the third set, play was even as each player was holding serve. At 4-4, Richmond broke to go up. 5-4, to serve for the match. Tropiano immediately broke back and closed out the match, 7-5. This resulted in the 4-3 victory for the Hoyas.
The win marked Georgetown's second-straight victory of the season.
"The guys deserved the win tonight," said Head Coach Gordie Ernst. "They've worked so hard and lost some close ones and I'm so proud of Alex Tropiano. He played his heart out to win and no one deserves it more than him. This is a great way to go into spring break and the BIG EAST season."
The Hoyas will return to the court in early March for spring break in Florida.
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