Posted: 03/03/2012 | Last updated: March 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In its first match away from the Lewis Tennis Center in six weeks, Lehigh dropped a 4-2 decision to Georgetown Saturday at Bellehaven Country Club. The Mountain Hawks won the doubles point and got a win from freshman Mitchell Petersen at No. 3 singles, but four Hoya single wins sent the Mountain Hawks (6-4) to their third straight setback.
Lehigh head coach Dave Shook tinkered with his lineup, and the move worked in doubles play as he elevated junior Matt Savran and freshman Ben Gilman to the No. 1 flight, where they defeated Andrew Bruhn and Charlie Caris 8-6. Georgetown topped the Mountain Hawks’ No. 2 team, but Lehigh’s duo of junior Andrew Krentz and sophomore Timur Chernykh edged Casey Distaso and John Brosens in a tiebreak 7-5 at No. 3 doubles, winning the match 9-8 and clinching the opening point for the Brown and White.
The other change Shook involved a flip-flop of the singles positions of Gilman and Petersen. Gilman entered the day having won eight straight singles matches and was elevated to the No. 2 singles spot, bud did not finish his match with Caris. Petersen was bumped to No. 3 and won convincingly over Shane Korber 6-2, 6-1, but it was the last win of the day for the Mountain Hawks. Georgetown picked up wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles and then added wins at the bottom two singles flights after taking the first set in both via tiebreaks.
The Mountain Hawks will return to the court on Saturday March 17 when they host St. Francis (N.Y.) at 1 p.m. inside the Lewis Tennis Center.
Georgetown 4, Lehigh 2
1. Savran/Gilman (LU) def. Bruhn/Caris (GU) 8-6
2. Tropiano/Dottino (GU) def. Petersen/Goldberg (LU) 8-4
3. Krentz/Chernykh (LU) def. Distaso/Brosens (GU) 9-8
1. Andrew Bruhn (GU) def. Mark Goldberg (LU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Ben Gilman (LU) vs. Charlie Caris (GU) 6-4, 2-0, DNF
3. Mitchell Petersen (LU) def. Shane Korber (GU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Andrew Dottino (GU) def. Matt Savran (LU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Casey Distaso (GU) def. Andrew Krentz (LU) 7-6, 6-2
6. John Brosens (GU) def. DJ Goldblum (LU) 7-6, 3-6, 6-3