Men's Tennis Bounces Back With 6-1 Win Over Bucknell

Charlie Caris

March 30, 2012

Final Stats

WASHINGTON - After a pair of rainouts and a tough loss over the past week, the Georgetown University men's tennis team bounced back in a big way with a 6-1 victory over the Bucknell University Bison (5-9) on Friday afternoon at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex. With the win, the Hoyas are now 9-6 on the season as the team opens BIG EAST Conference play tomorrow.

The Hoyas started strong, picking up the doubles point as seniors Andrew Bruhn (Storrs, Conn./E.O. Smith) and Brian Ward (Darwin, Minn./Litchfield) won, 8-2, at No. 1. Despite a loss at No. 2, GU answered with the 9-7 battle at No. 3 as junior Charlie Caris (Des Moines, Iowa/Theodore Roosevelt) and sophomore Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) took the point.

In singles play, the Hoyas won five of six matches. Bruhn won 6-1, 6-1 over Gregg Cohenca at No. 1, before Caris picked up the 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2 over Octavio Canibe.

The Blue & Gray won at four, five and six in singles play to clinch the overall victory. No. 4 Ward defeated Kelly Morque 6-4, 6-2 and No. 5 Distaso downed Kyle Rosen by a score of 7-5, 6-2. Freshman Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) rounded it out at No. 6 with the 6-2, 6-3 victory over Greg Maxson to make the final 6-1.

Georgetown will host the University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday in the first conference match of the season for the Blue & Gray at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex. The match is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

 

 

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March 5
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
San Diego, Calif.
March 7
1:00 PM
UC Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
March 9
TBA
Utah State
Marina del Rey, Calif.
March 9
TBA
Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, Calif.
March 16
11:00 AM
Wagner
Washington, D.C.
March 17
11:00 AM
Xavier
Washington, D.C.
March 19
11:00 PM
Hofstra
Washington, D.C.
March 24
10:00 AM
St. Johns
Flushing, N.Y.
March 25
10:00 AM
Marist
Poughkipsee, N.Y.
March 26
12:00 PM
Bates College
Washington, D.C.
March 30
2:00 PM
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
April 2
10:00 AM
Navy
Washington, D.C.
April 2
TBA
The Citadel
Washington, D.C.
April 7
1:00 PM
Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 13
12:00 PM
Emory
Washington, D.C.
April 20
11:00 AM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.

Senior Day
April 22
12:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
April 27
TBA
First Round
Cayce, S.C.
April 28
TBA
Quarterfinals
Cayce, S.C.
April 29
TBA
Semifinals
Cayce, S.C.