ATLANTA, Ga. — Third-ranked Emory won five of six singles matches to beat visiting No. 13 Johns Hopkins 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Jays drop their second consecutive match to fall to 4-3 on the season, while the Eagles improved to 15-2 with their seventh consecutive win.
Hopkins took a 2-1 lead after doubles play after wins at No. 1 and 3.
Junior Jacob Barnaby and senior Casey Blythe won easily at the first slot, beating Chris Goodwin and Will Humphreys 8-2 the second-ranked doubles pair in the nation. It was the 75th career win for Blythe, Hopkins all-time career doubles wins leader.
Sophomore Jeff Kamei and senior Ryan Rauck earned an 8-3 win at No. 3 against Dillon Pottish and Colin Egan. The Eagles picked up their lone doubles point at second as Eric Rothschild and Ayush Bajoria squeezed out a 9-7 win against junior Warren Elgort and senior Andrew Wang.
In singles, Emory rallied to win five of six matches to earn the match victory.
Pottish, the top-ranked singles player in the nation, needed three sets to win at No. 1. Wang won the first set 6-4 but Pottish rebounded to win 6-2 in the second and 7-5 in the third.
Ninth-ranked Chris Goodwin won at No. 2, beating Elgort 7-6, 6-3 while Egan won 6-3, 7-6 at the third slot against sophomore Andy Hersh. In the No. 4 position, Nick Szczurek earned a hard-fought three-set win against Blythe. Szczurek won the first set 6-3, but Blythe took the second 7-6 to force a third and deciding set, which Szczurek won 7-6.
Simon Laperusse won at the fifth spot, beating freshman Jeremy Schwartz 6-4, 6-2. At No. 6, sophomore Morgan Dauer came back to win a three-set decision against Humphreys. Dauer lost the first set 6-4, but rallied to win the second 6-2 and third 6-1.