Sept. 16, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's tennis team opened fall play at the Farnsworth Fall Invitational hosted by the Princeton University Tigers this past weekend in Princeton, N.J. The Blue & Gray had success in both singles and doubles play with some new faces making waves.
The pair of senior Charlie Caris (Bedford, N.Y./Brunswick School) and junior Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) was the big winner taking the Doubles "B" Flight championship. The pair downed a team from the host Tigers, 8-6, in the opening round before beating a squad from the University of Buffalo, 8-5. In the semifinals, Georgetown met a squad from Cornell University and pulled out the 9-7 victory before taking on a second team from Cornell in the final and winning by a score of 8-5 to take the championship.
In other doubles play, the pair of sophomore Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) and newcomer Daniel Khanin won a match in the Doubles "C" Flight downing a team from Binghamton University, 8-3, before falling in the second round to a BIG EAST squad from St. John's University by a score of 8-6.
In singles play, Korber won the consolation bracket of the Pagoda Draw. After falling in the main draw, he defeated Andrew Berman from the University of Pennsylvania, 7-5, 7-5. In the semifinals, Korber downed Patrick Chase from Yale University in a 6-2, 7-6(11) battle. He took the championship beating Elliot Hureau from Bringhamton by a score of 6-2, 6-4 to start the year strong.
Newcomer Reese Milner made it to the championship of the consolation in the Cordish Draw after downing Ivan Vereschaga from Buffalo by a score of 6-4, 6-4. He fell to Zach Katz from Penn by a score of 6-1, 6-4 in the final.
Also getting wins were junior Andrew Dottino (New York, N.Y./The Pendleton School) in the consolation of the Lenz Draw bearing Princeton's Mohamed El Tonbari 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Khanin made it to the semifinals of the Jadwin Draw consolation bracket defeating Klaus Puestow from Boston College by a score of 6-2, 6-3.
Georgetown will be back in action next weekend as the squad hosts the Georgetown Classic at the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex.
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