April 27, 2012

UMW Men's Tennis Captures 13th Straight CAC Crown

The 24th ranked University of Mary Washington men's tennis team completed another sweep in Capital Athletic Conference play on Friday, sweeping Salisbury University, 9-0, in the conference championship match to claim its 13th consecutive league title. With the win, the Eagles improve to 15-12 on the year, and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th straight time.

UMW jumped out to an good start, winning at three doubles, 8-3, and two doubles, 8-4, before the number one team of Donato Rizzolo and Evan Charles provided the sweep with an 8-3 win at one. The Eagles proceeded to sweep all six singles matches in straight sets.

#24 Mary Washington 9, Salisbury 0

 Singles competition
1. Alex Blakhin (UMW) def. Daniel Barnas (SAL) 6-3, 6-3
2. Evan Charles (UMW) def. Daniel Albers (SAL) 6-4, 6-2
3. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Curtis Quandt (SAL) 6-2, 6-1
4. Riley Baver (UMW) def. Adam Goldberger (SAL) 6-1, 7-5
5. Kevin Aquino (UMW) def. Nick Mancuso (SAL) 6-1, 6-3
6. Donato Rizzolo (UMW) def. Justin Smith (SAL) 6-1, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Evan Charles/Donato Rizzolo (UMW) def. Daniel Albers/Daniel Barnas (SAL) 8-3
2. Alex Blakhin/Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Justin Smith/Adam Goldberger (SAL) 8-4
3. Will Apperson/Riley Baver (UMW) def. Nick Mancuso/Curtis Quandt (SAL) 8-3

Match Notes:
Salisbury 11-12
Mary Washington 15-12; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles ()
2012 CAC Championship