March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's tennis team headed indoors to Yates Field House for its match against Marist on Thursday. Georgetown was victorious 6-1 over the Red Foxes even though it was the first ever match for any of the current Hoyas in Yates.
Georgetown continued its three match winning streak and its undefeated streak at home by winning five of six singles matches and the doubles point against Marist. After splitting doubles at courts three and one, GU's second doubles tandem of Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) pulled out a tiebreaker victory, 8-7 (2) to secure the first point of the match.
Freshman Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y.) played one singles for the first time in his career and earned GU's second point of the day with a 6-2, 6-3 win. Marist then won their only point of the day at second singles before the Hoyas won the next four matches.
Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) held on at fifth singles for a 6-0, 7-6 (5) win and senior Chris Caris (Des Moines, Iowa/Theodore Roosevelt) won the clinching match at second singles, 6-1, 3-6, 10-4. Also winning matches against Marist were Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) and Tropiano. Korber won 6-2, 6-4 on court four and Tropiano was victorious on court six, 6-3, 6-4.
Next up for Georgetown is another home match on Tuesday, March 26, against University of the District of Columbia at 2 p.m.