Johns Hopkins secured its 14th consecutive Centennial Conference men's tennis championship on Saturday with a 9-0 victory over Muhlenberg. The Blue Jays earn the CC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, with the bracket to be announced on May 10.
• Score: Johns Hopkins-9, Muhlenberg-0
• Records: JHU (7-0, 7-0 CC) • MC (4-3, 4-3 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • JHU Tennis Courts
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's tennis team shut out visiting Muhlenberg, 9-0, on Saturday to wrap up its 14th undefeated conference slate.
How it Happened
• Hopkins jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a sweep of the doubles. Seniors Jack Hogan and Eric Yoo earned the first point of the match with an 8-1 win over Gavin Meyers and Adam Kronick at third. Seniors Vishnu Joshi and Robby Simon then beat Noah Sellinger and Noah Dunn, 8-5, at second. Freshmen Arjun Asokumar and Rohan Reddy closed out doubles play when they beat Benedict Kohler and Jason Grant, 8-3, at first.
• Joshi pushed the Blue Jays' lead to 4-0 when he defeated Kohler 6-1, 6-1 at first singles. Freshman Thomas Yu then clinched the win with a 6-1, 6-2 win over at second over Sellinger. Yoo followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Grant at third and Hopkins led 6-0.
• Hogan picked up an 8-1 win over Daniel Kantor at fifth. Freshman Nick Charanjiva followed with an 8-1 win over Meyers at sixth. Simon closed out the match and the shutout with an impressive comeback. Trailing 7-3 in the match, he battled back to beat Dunn 8-7 (4).
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 22-1 all-time against Muhlenberg with its 16th straight win in the series.
• The Blue Jays have now won 40 straight regular season Centennial Conference matches and 122 of the last 123.
• Joshi is now tied for 20th in school history with 38 career singles wins and is tied for 21st with 76 combined wins.
• Hopkins will travel to Newport News, VA to take on Christopher Newport on Sunday, May 2. The NCAA Division III Tennis Bracket is set to be announced on Monday, May 10.