Men's Tennis Shows Well But Falls at Hopkins

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Baltimore, Md.) – The Dickinson men's tennis team suffered an 8-1 setback at Centennial Conference front-runner Johns Hopkins University.

The Red Devils earned their point in doubles as the first-year combo of Sam Coan (Washington, D.C./Bullis School) and Leonid Sorkin (St. Petersburg, Russia/U. of Nebraska H.S.) posted an 8-4 win.

Sorkin battled in the top singles flight, falling in three sets. He came out strong, taking the first 6-1, but would drop the next two (6-3, 6-4).

Senior Derek Chen (Cranbury Township, Pa./Shady Side) and first-year Justin Pace (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) had a strong showing in the top doubles flight, falling 8-4.

Chen went three sets in singles while Andrew Lai (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater) put up a challenge in singles as well, falling (6-4, 6-3) and Pace fell (6-3, 6-3).

The Red Devils slip to 9-9 overall and 6-3 in the Centennial Conference. They are the #4-seed in the conference playoffs and will host Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday.