Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
With a 5-1 victory against No. 5 Ursinus, the Swarthmore Men’s Tennis team (11-9, 6-3) advanced to the Centennial Conference semifinals yesterday afternoon, where they will face No. 1 seed Johns Hopkins.
In doubles play, the Garnet took No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to jump ahead 2-1. Preston Poon ’14 and Max Kaye ’14 teamed up to win No. 3 doubles 8-3, while Anthony Collard ’14 and Malik Mubeen ’13 paired up to pull out an 8-4 victory at No. 1 singles.
Singles play saw No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 singles fall in favor of the Garnet. Irving Stone ’15 took No. 4 singles, winning 6-2, 6-1. Mubeen and Poon both ended the afternoon as double winners, as Mubeen won No. 5 singles 6-0, 6-3, and Poon finished with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles.
The Garnet will face the Blue Jays at Hopkins on Saturday, May 4. The match is slated to start at 11 a.m.