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#17 Tartans Suffer 5-4 Loss to #12 Johns Hopkins

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(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) - The 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team played a close contest with 12th-ranked Johns Hopkins University on a neutral court at the University of Mary Washington on Sunday, April 3. The Blue Jays were able to get the win by a 5-4 decision after winning all three doubles matches. The Tartans are now 5-8 overall.

Johns Hopkins was able to secure the match with the first two victories of singles action with wins at second and first singles, respectively.

The Tartans then finished with four straight wins beginning with a 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9) win at fourth singles by freshman Benny Zhou (Allen, Texas / iUniversity Prep). Junior Jonathan Nottingham (Philadelphia, Pa. / Masterman High School) also picked up a third-set tiebreaker win at sixth singles, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4).

The other two wins came from junior Matthew Poh (Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Mira Costa) at fifth singles, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), and freshman William Wang (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis) at third singles 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.

The Tartans will have nearly two weeks off before hosting Duquesne University for an exhibition match on Friday, April 15, and number one Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, April 16.