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Tennis Stopped By Goucher

(Posted April 24, 2007)

BALTIMORE, Md. - In a match-up of two teams that will be conference foes next season as part of the Landmark Conference, the Juniata College men\'s tennis team was dealt a 7-2 set-back from Goucher College Tuesday afternoon. Juniata fell to 5-5 with the loss while Goucher closed its season with a mark of 7-9. For just the third time this season Juniata was unable to come away with any points in doubles play which put them in a big hole, and they were unable to rally back despite two wins in singles competition. Playing one spot higher in the singles ladder than he has for most of the season Ryan Navarro (Bishop Guilfoyle/Altoona) picked up a 6-2, 6-4 win at second singles for the Eagles. Casey Chew (Phoenixville/Phoenixville) rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 victory at fifth singles to earn Juniata\'s other point in the match. Several of the other singles matches were close, but did not go Juniata\'s way. Derek Dye (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) pushed his sixth singles match to a third set after dropping the first set, but he eventually fell in a third set tiebreak and suffered a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 set-back. Brandon Long (Lebanon/Lebanon) also dropped a tiebreaker, though his came in the second set as he fell 6-2, 7-6 at third singles. Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon/Huntingdon) was topped 7-5, 6-4 at fourth singles, and Jonathan Skoner (Central Catholic/Pittsburgh) lost by 6-1, 6-4 scores at first singles. In doubles play the third doubles pairing of Rhodes and Navarro fell by a tight 9-8 margin. Long and Chew fell by an 8-1 score at first doubles and Jau Feixas (University of Barcelona/Barcelona, Spain) and Skoner dropped their second doubles match by a score of 8-3. Juniata will host Gettysburg on Thursday for its final regular season match. ###

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