Hoegstedt and Smith are the region’s third-ranked teams in first place in doubles; Burns wins at fifth singles
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting No. 32 Swarthmore, ranked sixth in the region, outscored Washington College, ranked 14th in the South Atlantic Region, 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon in action from Centennial Conference men’s tennis at Schottland Tennis Center and Johnson Fitness Center. The teams moved indoors after an hour due to rain during the doubles.
#32 Swarthmore 7 University of Washington 2
– Karl Hogstedt and Andre Smithranked 11th in doubles region, topped Swarthmore pair John Nichols-Daly and Tune the dillranked third in the region in doubles, 8-5, to No. 1 in doubles to give WC a 1-0 advantage.
– Garnet picked up a win at No. 3 in the next game to finish as Max Pogorelov and Graham Hadesmann beaten down brady burns and Ryohei Kawai8-3.
– In doubles n°2, Landon Strober and Koby Bonta LEDs Rushil Patel and Charley Force, ranked 10th in the region, 6-5, before the game was moved indoors due to rain. Patel and Force would take a 7-6 lead before Strober and Bonta rallied to force a tiebreaker at 7-7. Patel and Force would win the tiebreaker 7-1, to win the match 8-7 and give the guests a 2-1 lead going into the singles.
– Nichols-Daly beat Bonta, 6-2, 6-3, for third in singles in the first singles match to be completed.
– In singles n°1, Swarthmore’s Kevin Jiang lost the first set to eighth-ranked Hoegstedt in the region, 6-4, before rallying to win 6-3, 1-0 (10-7).
– Patel secured the victory for the second-ranked Garnet in the singles by beating Strober, 6-2, 6-2.
– Phil Rehwinkel edged Kawai for fourth in singles, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6) in the fourth singles match to complete.
– Next match to finish was at No. 6 as Noah Criss won 8-1 Christian Gruyon as the fifth and sixth singles were professional sets.
– Burns earned the Shoremen’s only singles win as he beat Josiah Myers Lipton8-4, at No. 5 in singles.
–Washington is now 10-7 overall and 4-3 in Centennial, while No. 32 Swarthmore is 13-5 overall and 7-0 in the conference.
4/30 vs. Muhlenberg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
– Senior Day and regular season finale.
– A win for the Shoremen, who secured a berth in the Centennial Conference Tournament for the first time since 2018, will lock in all four seeds and a first-round home game. Washington can also lock down the four seeds heading into Saturday with a loss to Franklin and Marshall who play Johns Hopkins on Friday.