Lisco Wins in Singles for Shoremen
BALTIMORE, MD -- Host Johns Hopkins, ranked 16th in Division III and second in the Atlantic South region, rolled to an 8-1 Centennial Conference men's tennis win over visiting Washington College, the region's 11th-ranked team, this afternoon in Baltimore. The Blue Jays improved to 13-4 overall and completed the conference's regular season unbeaten at 9-0 with the win; the Shoremen fell to 9-7 and 6-3 with the loss.
In doubles, Jacob Barnaby and Warren Elgort beat Washington seniors Aaron Ellison (Largo, FL/St. Petersburg) and senior Kevin Papen (Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney), 8-4, at No. 1; Tanner Brown and Erik Lim bested sophomore Marc Cywinski (Brisbane, Australia/Pendleton [FL]) and freshman Vishnu Rajes (Yercaud, India/St. John's), 8-2, at No. 2; and Edward Corty and Sam Weissler downed freshman Dan Boaté (West Chester, PA/Reed Henderson) and graduate student Andrew Laux (Mt. Sinai, NY/Mt. Sinai), 8-3, at No. 3.
The Blue Jays won at the top five singles spots in straight sets. Andy Hersh, ranked third in the region in singles, downed Papen, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1; Brown, the region's seventh-ranked player, beat Ellison, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2, Ben Hwang defeated Rajes, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3, Jensen Reiter topped Boaté, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4, and Lim bested Cywinski, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5. Senior Kyle Lisco (Toms River, NJ/Toms River North) scored the Shoremen's point with a 3-6, 6-3, 12-10, victory over David Greenbaum at No. 6.
The Shoremen will play in the Centennial Conference Tournament first round match on Wednesday, hosting Haverford. The winner play at Hopkins, the top seed, in Baltimore one week from today in a semifinal match.