March 6, 2012

#19 UMW Men's Tennis Tops #20 Cal Lutheran, 5-4

The 19th ranked University of Mary Washington men's tennis team edged \#20 Cal Lutheran University, 5-4, on Monday in Thousand Oaks, California, to even its season record at 4-4 overall, and to 4-1 against Division III schools. Cal Lutheran had recently defeated 11th ranked Pomona-Pitzer College. Included in the wins was a big doubles win at \#1, as Evan Charles and Donato Rizzolo defeated the second-ranked duo in the nation by an 8-2 score.

\#19 Mary Washington 5, \#20 Cal Lutheran 4
Singles competition
1. Nick Ballou (CLU) def. Sam Wichlin (UMW) 6-2, 6-2
2. Evan Charles (UMW) def. Justin Wilson (CLU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Ray Worley (CLU) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-2, 6-4
4. Connor Treacy (CLU) def. Tyler Carey (UMW) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
5. Thomas Millet (CLU) def. Donato Rizzolo (UMW) 7-5, 6-3
6. Will Apperson (UMW) def. Marcelo Sousa (CLU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles competition
1. Evan Charles/Donato Rizzolo (UMW) def. \#2 Nick Ballou/Ray Worley (CLU) 8-2
2. Alex Blakhin/Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Thomas Millet/Marcelo Sousa (CLU) 8-4
3. Riley Baver/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Justin Wilson/Connor Treacy (CLU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Mary Washington 2-1; National ranking \#19; Regional ranking \#5
Cal Lutheran 3-1; National ranking \#20; Regional ranking \#6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,2,3,5,6,4)
T-4:02 A-40

The Eagles will take on Pomona-Pitzer on Thursday at 2 p.m. PST.