UMW Men's Tennis Falls to #4 Kenyon in NCAA Tourney Third Round

The 21st ranked University of Mary Washington men's tennis team fell behind early, getting swept in doubles, and dropped a 5-0 decision at fourth ranked Kenyon College on Sunday in the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. UMW finishes with a record of 16-13 on the season.

After a 45 minute delay to start the match, all matches were moved indoors, with six singles not starting. Junior Sam Wichlin fell at two singles, 6-1, 6-2, to move the score to 4-0, and Tyler Carey fell at four, 6-0, 6-3, for Kenyon's clinching point. UMW's Alex Blakhin won his second set before play was stopped, and freshman Evan Charles won his first set, 6-4.

Freshmen Donato Rizzolo and Evan Charles will advance to play in the NCAA Division III national doubles tournament on May 25-27 in Cary, N.C.


May 13, 2012 at Gambier, Ohio (Jasper Tennis Center) 
Singles competition
1. Paul Burgin (KENM) vs. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-4, 2-6, unfinished
2. Michael Razumovsky (KENM) def. Sam Wichlin (UMW) 6-1, 6-2
3. CJ Williams (KENM) vs. Evan Charles (UMW) 4-6, 3-1, unfinished
4. Wade Heerboth (KENM) def. Tyler Carey (UMW) 6-0, 6-3
5. Tim Rosensteel (KENM) vs. Will Apperson (UMW) 1-0, unfinished
6. Jacob Huber (KENM) vs. Riley Baver (UMW) unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Austin Griffin/Tim Rosensteel (KENM) def. Donato Rizzolo/Evan Charles (UMW) 8-5
2. Michael Razumovsky/CJ Williams (KENM) def. Alex Blakhin/Tyler Carey (UMW) 8-3
3. Paul Burgin/Kevin Ye (KENM) def. Kaleb Nguyen/Riley Baver (UMW) 8-5
Match Notes
Mary Washington 16-13; National ranking #21; Regional ranking #6
Kenyon College 22-4; National ranking #4; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,4)
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship - Third Round
Match delayed 45 minutes and moved indoors due to rain
#6 singles did not start