#22 UMW Men's Tennis Falls to Stevens in NCAA Tournament Second Round, 5-4

The University of Mary Washington men's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to Stevens Institute of Technology in Amherst, Mass. on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship tournament. The Eagles close the season with a record of 14-12.

The Eagles fell behind, 2-1, after doubles, despite gaining the first point with an 8-1 win at three doubles from David Lunding-Johansson and Alex Blakhin. Evan Charles and Sam Wichlin fell at one, 8-5, and Tyler Carey and Kaleb Nguyen fell at two, 8-3.

In singles, UMW quickly took the lead, as Lunding-Johansson won at four, 6-1, 6-2; Wichlin won at five, 6-2, 6-1, and Nguyen won at six, 6-0, 6-0. Carey fell at one, 6-2, 6-3, but Blakhin and Charles overcame first set losses to send their matches to third sets.

Blakhin fell in the third, 6-3, and Charles fell 7-5 in the third after fighting off four dueces in the last point.

Carey will advance to the NCAA singles championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan next week.

Stevens Ducks 5, #22 Mary Washington 4
May 10, 2013 at Amherst, Mass. (Amherst College)

Singles competition
1. Matthew Heinrich (SITM) def. Tyler Carey (UMW) 6-2, 6-3
2. Chris Rosensteel (SITM) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
3. Shota Tasaki (SITM) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
4. D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Benjamin Foran (SITM) 6-1, 6-2
5. Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Derek Smith (SITM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Tyler Tisdale (SITM) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles competition
1. Matthew Heinrich/Chris Rosensteel (SITM) def. Evan Charles/Sam Wichlin (UMW) 8-5
2. Benjamin Foran/Shota Tasaki (SITM) def. Tyler Carey/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) 8-3
3. Alex Blakhin/D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Derek Smith/Tyler Tisdale (SITM) 8-1

 

Match Notes
Stevens Ducks 17-7; Regional ranking #8
Mary Washington 14-11; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)
T-4:05 A-63