April 12, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Georgetown men’s tennis team (7-12) lost its Saturday afternoon home match at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex on campus to the Norfolk State Spartans (12-6) by the final of 4-3.
Georgetown senior co-captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North ) and junior John Brosens (Bedford, N.Y./Brunswick School) earned the only two singles victories in the 4-3 defeat on Saturday.
Distaso, playing from the No. 5 position, defeated Peter Pello of the Spartans in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. The senior defeated Pello during the fall at the Georgetown Classic in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.
Brosens improved to 4-4 at the No. 6 spot for Georgetown with a 7-5, 7-6(9) straight-set victory over Norfolk State’s Daniel Grauel.
The Georgetown pairs of juniors Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) and Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) in addition to freshmen Jack Murphy (Coronado, Calif./La Jolla Country Day) and Jordan Portner (Ellicott, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) helped GU grab the doubles point, 2-1.
The Blue & Gray will conclude its season when they host Villanova in a BIG EAST match on Wed., April 16 with play slated to begin at 1 p.m. ET at Georgetown’s McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex.
Norfolk State 4, Georgetown 3
Washington, D.C. (McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex)
#1 - Dimitry Zyhmantovic (NS) def. Daniel Khanin (GU); 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
#2 - Pascal Domnik (NSU) def. Shane Korber (GU); 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
#3 - Robin Riethmueller (NSU) def. Alex Tropiano (GU); 6-1, 6-3
#4 - Igor Braga (NSU) def. Jack Murphy (GU); 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
#5 - Casey Distaso (GU) def. Peter Pello (NSU); 6-4, 6-3
#6 - John Brosens (GU) def. Daniel Grauel (NSU); 7-5, 7-6 (9)
#1 - Shane Korber / Alex Tropiano (GU) def. Dimitry Zyhmantovic / Peter Pello (NSU); 8-2
#2 - Igor Braga / Robin Riethmueller (NSU) def. Casey Distaso / Daniel Khanin (GU); 8-5
#3 - Jack Murphy / Jordan Portner (GU) def. Daniel Grauel / Pascal Domnik (NSU); 8-6
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