#23 UMW Men's Tennis Tops Occidental, 6-3, to Kick Off California Swing

The 23rd ranked University of Mary Washington men's tennis team topped Occidntal College, 6-3, on Sunday in Los Angeles. The Eagles improve to 6-3 on the season.

The Eagles swept all three doubles matches before junior Alex Blakhin clinched the match at three singles. The Eagles will complete the week taking on nationally-ranked Cal Lutheran, Redlands, and Pomona Pitzer later in the week, starting with Cal Lutheran on Monday at 5:00 Eastern time.

Tennis Match Results
Mary Washington vs Occidental
Mar 03, 2013 at Los Angeles, CA

#23 Mary Washington 6, Occidental 3

 Singles competition
1. Josh Dancy (OXY) def. Tyler Carey (UMW) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
2. Steve Perkins (OXY) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-3, 6-4
3. Alex Blakhin (UMW) def. Jordan Brown (OXY) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
4. Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Kevin Siebs (OXY) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
5. Jamie Grossman (OXY) def. D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
6. Will Apperson (UMW) def. Kevin Zhao (OXY) 0-6, 6-0, 6-4

 Doubles competition
1. Donato Rizzolo/Evan Charles (UMW) def. Josh Dancy/Jordan Brown (OXY) 8-4
2. Tyler Carey/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Steve Perkins/Jamie Grossman (OXY) 8-4
3. Alex Blakhin/Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Kevin Siebs/Howard Avery (OXY) 8-2

Match Notes:
Mary Washington 6-3; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #6