By Katie Weida
Elm Staff Writer
The Shoremen picked up a loss against Johns Hopkins University and an 8-1 win against McDaniel College. The Shoremen are now 11-4 overall and 5-3 in the Centennial Conference.
Hopkins started strong, taking all three doubles matches. Washington College junior Adam Cranford and sophomore Kevin Papen competed against David Maldow and Andrew Wang, ranked third in the region in doubles, while senior Timothy Parks and freshman Josh Hedrick took on the pair ranked eighth in the region.
In singles, Cranford lost in the very close match against the third ranked Maldow in the third set super tie breaker. At No. 2, twelfth ranked Wang beat Papen 7-5, 6-0. Sophomore Aaron Ellison was defeated 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3, sophomore Kyle Lisco was beaten 8-3 at No. 4, and Hedrick lost 8-3 at No. 5. The sixth singles match was not played.
Tuesday, the Shoremen played strong, starting out with a 2-1 lead in doubles against McDaniel. At No.2, partners Papen and Ellison dominated with an 8-1 win while Cranford and Lisco at No. 3 won 8-0. McDaniel picked up a win at No. 1, beating Parks and Hedrick 9-8(6).
WC went on to take all the singles matches. Cranford won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 and Papen won 7-5, 6-0 at No. 2. The Shoremen lost a total of only five games in the bottom four singles matches. Ellison won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 and Lisco and Hedrick both topped their opponents 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore John Menzione blanked his opponent 6-0, 6-0 and improved to 11-0 in singles this season.
The Shoremen will honor their sole senior, Timothy Parks and compete in their final home match of the season this Saturday at 1 p.m.