April 3, 2012

Men's tennis wins 3rd straight with victory at Muhlenberg

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Haverford College's men's tennis team rolled to a third straight victory, all against Centennial Conference opponents, with Tuesday afternoon's 8-1 conference victory at Muhlenberg College.

Haverford improves to 4-1 in the league and 7-4 overall with Tuesday's win while Muhlenberg drops to 0-4 overall and 0-2 within the Centennial.

The Fords broke out to a 2-1 lead to start the afternoon behind wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles. Kevin Caulfield teamed with Devin Van Dyke for the first time this season and the pair played to an 8-4 win at 1-doubles, and Andy Dougherty and Matt Romei partnered up for only the fourth time this season but came away with an 8-5 win at No. 2.

Singles action went the Fords' way in each of the six matches with four ending in straight set victories. Romei and Robert Homan played the toughest matches of the day.

Romei nabbed a 6-4 win in the first set at No. 2 singles but Muhlenberg's Daniel Lakhman put up a fight in the second set before Romei outlasted the Mule 7-6 (7-2) for the victory.

At 5-singles, Homan fell behind Muhlenberg's Eric Chavis with a first set loss but evened the score with a 6-3, second-set victory. In the super tie break set, Homan emerged with a 1-0 (10-6) win to steal the point.

Haverford travels to Baltimore, Md., for its next match, a Centennial battle against 16th-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Saturday, April 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m.