April 13, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's tennis squad snapped a five-match win streak falling to the No. 57 St. John's University Red Storm (16-6, 3-0 BIG EAST) on Friday at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex in a BIG EAST matchup. Despite a solid individual performance from senior Andrew Bruhn (Storrs, Conn./E.O. Smith), Georgetown fell by a score of 5-2. The Hoyas are now 13-7 overall and 1-1 in BIG EAST Conference play.
In doubles play, the No. 3 pair of junior Charlie Caris (Des Moines, Iowa/Theodore Roosevelt) and sophomore Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) won in a battle, 9-8 (7-4). The duo had the lone doubles victory as the Red Storm took the first point.
In singles play, Caris tied it up winning early at No. 2 over Milo Hauk by a score of 6-2, 6-4. St. John's took a 3-1 lead winning at No. 3 and No. 4, but the Hoyas soon battled back. Bruhn won in a three-set match against No. 66 Vasko Mladenov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. It pulled the Blue & Gray within one.
Unfortunately, St. John's took the final two matches to defeat the Hoyas, 5-2.
Georgetown will close out the regular season on Saturday as the squad hosts the Villanova University Wildcats at noon at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex.