Garnet Men Fight Hard, But Fall to Johns Hopkins 6-0 in Centennial Title Match

BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins captured its fourth consecutive Centennial Conference championship, besting the Swarthmore College men's tennis team 6-0 on Sunday afternoon from Baltimore.

The victory in the title match is the Blue Jays' second in as many years over Swat - but it didn't come easy, as the Garnet fought hard,  losing close decisions at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles before eventually succumbing in singles play.

With the defeat, Swarthmore (10-10) must now await word from the NCAA selection committee about a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Championships

Singles Play

1. #3 David Maldow (JHUM) def. Stephen Youngblood (SWATMTN) 6-1, 6-2
2. #9 Andrew Wang (JHUM) vs. Zak Kelm (SWATMTN) 6-2, 5-3, unfinished
3. Warren Elgort (JHUM) def. Mark Wee (SWATMTN) 6-4, 6-2
4. Andy Hersh (JHUM) def. Maxwell Bressman (SWATMTN) 6-3, 6-2
5. Jacob Barnaby (JHUM) vs. Malikm Mubeen (SWATMTN) 6-4, 2-2, unfinished
6. Morgan Dauer (JHUM) vs. James Wieler (SWATMTN) 4-6, 2-3, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. #3 David Maldow/Andrew Wang (JHUM) def. #6 Zak Kelm/Stephen Youngblood (SWATMTN) 9-7
2. #9 Jacob Barnaby/Casey Blythe (JHUM) def. Maxwell Bressman/Mark Wee (SWATMTN) 8-6
3. Warren Elgort/Ryan Rauck (JHUM) def. Malikm Mubeen/James Wieler (SWATMTN) 8-4

Match Notes:
Swarthmore 10-10; Regional ranking #10
Johns Hopkins 20-5; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,3,4)
2010 Centennial Conference Championship
Johns Hopkins wins fourth straight and fifth overall Centennial title
JHU breaks single-season wins record (20)
T-2:15  A-50

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