Fords sink Mules in second straight sweep
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Haverford College men's tennis team went undefeated for the second consecutive match after cruising past host Muhlenberg College 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon, and improving its Centennial Conference record to a perfect 5-0.
Haverford (8-3, 5-0 CC) juggled its lineup against the Mules (1-6, 0-4) by having Sloan Millman and Matt Romei play at No. 1 doubles. The duo swung its way to an 8-4 win over Muhlenberg's top team. John Cummings and Robert Homan captured an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles, while Andy Dougherty and Harrison Elbert needed a tiebreaker to win their doubles match. The tandem won the critical points in the tiebreaker and narrowly edged the Mules No. 2 team, 9-8 (7-4).
The No. 1 singles match was the closest contest of the day. Zack Mason and Daniel Lakhman split the first two sets, with each player winning a set by a score of 6-3. In the third set super tiebreaker Mason jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, winning the tiebreaker by six points and the match, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4).
Dougherty (6-3, 6-3), Homan (6-3, 6-3), and Millman (6-4, 6-4) each won their singles matches with identical first and second set scores.
Romei won No. 2 singles quickly, dispatching of Jason Teitelbaum by set scores of 6-0 and 6-4. Elbert improved his singles record to 4-0 this season with a 7-5, 6-3 victory at the No. 6 spot.
The Fords play in their final non-conference match of the season this Thursday, April 10, hosting the University of the Sciences. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m. at the Norman B. Bramall Tennis Courts.