Men's Tennis Drops Close Match at UMBC, 4-3

April 9, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown men’s tennis team (7-10, 0-1 BIG EAST) dropped a non-conference match in Baltimore, Md., to UMBC (11-8) on Wednesday afternoon, 4-3.

The Hoyas won three singles matches in the afternoon loss.

Junior Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) defeated UMBC’s Alex Drean in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, from the No. 3 position for the Hoyas. The win came as Tropiano’s 10th on the season and third from the No. 3 spot.

Georgetown senior co-captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) earned his eighth dual victory in the No. 5 spot with a win over Daniel Gray, 6-2, 7-5.

Junior John Brosens (Bedford, N.Y./Brunswick School) improved to 7-3 with a No. 6 position win on Wednesday against Kamal Patel in three sets, 6-7(6), 6-2, 10-8.

The men are scheduled to play George Washington on Fri., April 11 at noon ET.

UMBC 4, Georgetown 3


  1. Alex Tropiano / Shane Korber (GU) def. Justin Carter / Melker Svard (UMBC); 8-6
  2. Alex Drean / Daniel Gray (UMBC) def. Daniel Khanin / Casey Distaso (GU); 8-3
  3. Eliott Loubatie / Kamal Patel (UMBC) def. Jordan Portner / Max Novak (GU); 8-5


  1. Justin Carter (UMBC) def. Daniel Khanin (GU); 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
  2. Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Shane Korber (GU); 6-4, 6-4
  3. Alex Tropiano (GU) def. Alex Drean (UMBC); 6-3, 6-2
  4. Eliott Loubatie (UMBC) def. Jack Murphy (GU); 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
  5. Casey Distaso (GU) def. Daniel Gray (UMBC); 6-2, 7-5
  6. John Brosens (GU) def. Kamal Patel (UMBC); 6-7(6), 6-2, 10-8




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