No. 8 Johns Hopkins takes down conference rival No. 23 Swarthmore 7-2
SWARTHMORE, PA -- Eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins defeated host and 23rd-ranked Swarthmore 7-2 in Centennial Conference action Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays improved to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Garnet fell to 4-6 and 1-1 in the Centennial.
Hopkins jumped out a 2-0 lead and led 2-1 after doubles play before winning five of six singles matches. Sophomores Tanner Brown and Erik Lim lost just one game en route to an 8-1 win at second against William Lennon and Malik Mubeen.
Seniors Andy Hersh and Jeff Kamei turned the same trick at third with an 8-1 win against Christian Carcione and James Wieler. Max Sacks and Max Kaye earned a point for the Garnet as the pair beat freshman Nicholas Garcia and sophomore Noah Joachim 8-6 at first.
In his singles match, Brown did not lose a game in beating Sacks 6-0, 6-0 at first. Sophomore Sam Weissler lost just two games in his win at fifth, beating Mubeen 6-1, 6-1. Wieler picked up the Garnet's lone singles point at sixth. He won the first set 6-0 before sophomore Jensen Reiter retired.
Hersh won at second, defeating Preston Poon 6-2, 6-1. At fourth, Lim beat Irving Stone 6-4, 6-0. The longest match of the day came at third, where sophomore Ben Hwang and Kaye needed a tiebreaker to determine a winner. Hwang won the first set 6-0, but Kaye battled back to take the second 6-4. Hwang then won the third set at 10-6 to take the win and close out the match.