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Men's Tennis Outduels Georgetown, 4-3
The UMBC menís tennis team pulled out a grueling 4-3 victory over host and the 14th-ranked regional team Georgetown on Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C. It is UMBC's second win of the season of a regionally-ranked squad.
The No. 1 doubles team of Nick Savage-Pollock and Fredi Voorman dropped a 9-8 decision, but UMBC captured the double point as the No. 2 team of Chris Meyer/Logan Bricker won, 8-5, and the freshmen duo of Joe Adewumi and Allen Tsang breezed, 8-4 at No. 3 doubles.
Five of the six singles matches went to three sets. Savage-Pollock dropped his match at No. 1 in a tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Meyer lost a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 match at No 3 singles, and Tsang fell, 7-6, 1-6, 7-5 decision at the No. 5 slot. Voorman won the only two-set match in singles, defeating Andrew Bruhn, 6-4, 6-4. Adewumi responded at No. 4 singles, dropping the first set, 4-6, before rallying for 6-3, 6-3 winning sets. Bricker pulled out a 7-5 win in the third set, after he and GUís Tim Walsh split the first two sets.
"I was very proud of the men's team today because when it looked like the match could potentially slip away they fought back and brought home a strong victory, " head coach Rob Hubbard said. "Logan Bricker was nails down the stretch as he came from behind to win the decisive point. He worked hard this past week in practice and it showed in his results against Georgetown."
UMBCís record was evened at 3-3 with a 7-0 loss at No. 62 (nationally) Old Dominion on Feb. 28. The women dropped a 6-1 decision to 59th ranked Lady Monarchs, but Coach Hubbard stated that the matches were closer than the score indicated.
"If you look at the individual matches you will see that both the men and women were very close to going 4-3 against Old Dominion's nationally ranked programs. "Our hard work is beginning to show up and if the team can continue it's strong work ethic we should go into the meat of our schedule and conference tournament firing on all cylinders."