Johns Hopkins downs Swarthmore 8-1
Blue Jays win 40th consecutive conference match
BALTIMORE, Md. -- No. 13 Johns Hopkins beat visiting Swarthmore 8-1 on Saturday afternoon to win its 40th consecutive Centennial Conference match. Hopkins improves to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Garnet fall to 4-6 and 1-1 in the conference.
Hopkins swept all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead in the match. Junior Jacob Barnaby and senior Casey Blythe won at first, beating Zak Kelm and Stephen Youngblood, 8-5. Junior Warren Elgort and senior Andrew Wang took an 8-2 decision at second against Maxwell Bressman and Max Kaye. And at third, sophomore Jeff Kamei and senior Ryan Rauck won 8-6 against Anthony Collard and Seth Udelson.
In singles play, Hopkins took five of six matches as all six matches were decided in straight sets. Freshman Jeremy Schwartz and sophomore Morgan Dauer each won by a 6-2, 6-0 score at fifth and six, respectively. At fourth, Swarthmore earned its lone point of the match as Bressman beat Blythe, 6-3, 7-5. Sophomore Andy Hersh won at third, beating Kelm, 6-4, 6-1. Elgort beat Kaye, 6-1, 6-4 at second. And Wang won at first, beating Youngblood, 6-4, 6-3.