WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- The Gophers of Goucher College (24-4) defeated the Messiah College Falcons (13-8) 5-0 this afternoon in the First Round of the Williamstown, Mass. Regional played on the campus of Williams College.
With the win the Gophers advance to a Second Round match-up with host Williams College tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. also at Williams College.
The Gophers swept the three doubles matches with Tetsuya Ota/Jack Hodges prevailing at #1 with an 8-1 win over Tim Dunn/Connor Graybeal. The Gophers' second point in the match was won by the #2 tandem of Michael Herman/Frankie Mullinix, who won 8-0 over Galen Fitzkee/Alex Mantsevich.
The sweep of doubles was completed when the duo of Slade Dumas/Elliot Diehl downed Andrew Bookman/Keller Martin by a score of 8-2.
Straight set wins at three singles and six singles delivered the victory to Goucher.
At #3 Michael Herman defeated Connor Graybeal 6-2, 6-0 and then at #6 Elliot Diehl clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Andrew Bookman.
Goucher is now 1-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament in four appearances, while Messiah is 0-7 in seven appearances.
Messiah College vs Goucher College May 11, 2018 at Williamstown, MA (Torrance Hunt Center)
Goucher College 5, Messiah College 0
1. Tetsuya Ota (GOUMTEN) vs. Tim Dunn (MESSM) 6-4, unfinished
2. Jack Hodges (GOUMTEN) vs. Galen Fitzkee (MESSM) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
3. Michael Herman (GOUMTEN) def. Connor Graybeal (MESSM) 6-2, 6-0
4. Frankie Mullinix (GOUMTEN) vs. Alex Mantsevich (MESSM) 6-0, 1-2, unfinished
5. Slade Dumas (GOUMTEN) vs. Andrew Bookman (MESSM) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished
6. Elliot Diehl (GOUMTEN) def. Bryson Boettger (MESSM) 6-0, 6-0
1. Tetsuya Ota/Jack Hodges (GOUMTEN) def. Tim Dunn/Connor Graybeal (MESSM) 8-1
2. Michael Herman/Frankie Mullinix (GOUMTEN) def. Galen Fitzkee/Alex Mantsevich (MESSM) 8-0
3. Slade Dumas/Elliot Diehl (GOUMTEN) def. Andrew Bookman/Keller Martin (MESSM) 8-2
Match Notes: Messiah College 13-8
Goucher College 24-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,6) T-1:25 Attendance: 52