Post-season play

Image caption: Spring sports produces six-pack of champions

Image credit: jay vanrensselaer/homewoodphoto.

Johns Hopkins athletics ended the spring season with a rush of success. On the first weekend in May, no fewer than six teams won conference championships. Men's and women's track and field, men's and women's tennis, and baseball all won Centennial Conference crowns, and men's lacrosse won the first ever Big 10 lacrosse championship.

In post-season play, baseball went deep into the NCAA Mid-Atlantic regional tournament before losing to Alvernia University, 8-1. Men's tennis advanced to the NCAA national quarterfinals before losing to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, while women's tennis earned a spot in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen before bowing out to Amherst. The biggest success was men's lacrosse, which at press time had reeled off seven straight wins to earn a spot in the NCAA Final Four. In the first two rounds of the national tournament, the Jays overwhelmed Virginia, 19-7, then won a thriller against Syracuse, 16-15.

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