Georgetown Men's Tennis Earns No. 6 Seed at BIG EAST Championship


April 23, 2014

Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 27
BIG EAST Men’s Tennis Championship Central for Seeds and Results

Georgetown Men’s Tennis Season Statistics (PDF)

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown men’s tennis team (8-12, 1-1 BIG EAST) earned the No. 6 seed in the BIG EAST Championship presented by NEW YORK LIFE and will open in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 25 against No. 3 DePaul. The men’s tournament will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open, in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., from Thursday, April 24 until the championship match on Sunday, April 27.

Georgetown spilt its two BIG EAST matchups in 2014. The Hoyas lost at home to Xavier, 5-2, on Friday, April 4, but closed out the regular season on senior day with a conference win over Villanova, 6-1, on Wednesday, April 16.

GU got off to a hot start in the spring, winning four out of five from late January to early February. But while the men finished the season with a home win against Villanova, they dropped their three previous matches, two of which were on the road.

Georgetown sophomore Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y./Pendleton) played all 20 spring matches from the No. 1 position. He went 10-10.

Junior Shane Korber (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) played 18 matches from the No. 2 singles spot and went 6-12.

As a team, Georgetown went 10-10 from the No. 3 singles position with junior Alex Tropiano (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and senior co-captain Casey Distaso (The Woodlands, Texas/Edmond North) each earning four victories.

Freshman Jack Murphy (Coronado, Calif./La Jolla Country Day), who earned two BIG EAST Player of the Week awards this season, went 8-4 from the No. 4 position. Overall, GU went 13-7 from the No. 4 spot.

In addition to four wins in the No. 3 spot, Distaso won five matches in the No. 5 singles position.

Tropiano earned three wins in the No. 6 spot. Junior John Brosens (Bedford, N.Y./Brunswick School) also won four matches in the No. 6 position, going 4-5.

Distaso, Khanin, Murphy and Tropiano all earned at least 10 singles wins in 2014.

DePaul owns a 9-13 record this season with a 2-2 mark in conference play.

The Hoyas last faced DePaul in 2008, falling in a February dual matchup, 6-1, in Chicago, Ill.

In order from matches played this spring, DePaul has a projected No. 1-6 singles lineup of Filip Dzanko (14-6 at No. 1), Sten Leusink (6-3 at No. 2), David Vieyra (6-3 at No. 3), Josh Schramm (7-6 at No. 4), Kyle Johnson (6-4 at No. 5) and Tim Corwin (2-4 at No. 6).

The victor of the Georgetown-DePaul match will go on to play the winner of the quarterfinals matchup between No. 2 Marquette and No. 7 Creighton. The semifinals match is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m.

The loser between Georgetown-DePaul will face the loser of Marquette-Creighton at 3 p.m., on Saturday.

The men’s championship match is set for Sunday, April 27 at noon.



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