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October 23, 2021

Women's and men's tennis continue their streaks against Gettysburg College

By ALEX FORLENZA | April 23, 2021

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For the second week in a row, neither the women’s nor men’s team dropped a match.

The women’s and men’s tennis teams kept their undefeated statuses, each winning all nine of their respective matches against the Gettysburg College Bullets.

For the Hopkins women, sophomores Anjali Devireddy and Emily Javedan won the first doubles match, only dropping one game in the process. Graduate student Sophia Strickland and freshman Ali Bader won every game of their doubles match. Juniors Jessica Liang and Sophie Saland took care of business, losing only one game.

Singles play saw more of the same. Strickland, Liang, Saland, Devireddy, Bader and freshman Hallie Ballo completed the team’s sweep in singles. 

The men also dominated in doubles play. The twin duo of freshmen James and Thomas Yu won in straight sets, as did the other freshmen duo of Arjun Asokumar and Rohan Reddy. As of now, the duo of Asokumar and Reddy are undefeated in their Hopkins careers. The final duo of senior Vishnu Joshi and freshman Daniel Ardila dropped the only game of doubles for Hopkins in their 8-1 victory. 

No Hopkins tennis player has played a full season of Hopkins tennis in over a year, and the freshmen this year have only been in official Hopkins practices this semester. Reddy discussed how he feels about the season thus far.

“It feels great just to be back on court competing again, and winning both of my doubles matches decisively makes it feel even better. My partner Arjun and I have been focusing a lot on our doubles game,” he said. “I’m just playing doubles and trying to improve my chemistry with my partner.” 

In singles, the Yu brothers and Reddy all won two more matches. On top of that, senior Robby Simon, junior Brian Wang and sophomore Andrew Tran all won their matches. 

Reddy reflected on the team’s success.

“We are all definitely enjoying our time on court after being away for so long,” he said. “None of us are taking playing tennis for granted, and we’re all very motivated and determined to make a good run this year given all of the talented players that we have on the team.”

Both teams will travel to Collegeville, Pa. to face the Ursinus College Bears on April 24.

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