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UMW Roundup: Eagles men’s tennis team advances in NCAAs
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team defeated Kalamazoo College, 5–2, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in Gambier, Ohio, Saturday. The Eagles (16–12) will face host and fourth-ranked Kenyon College in today’s third round at noon.
Singles: Alex Blakhin (UMW) d. Nate Eddy 7–6 (7–5), 6–4; Alex Dombos (KC) d. Evan Charles 6–1, 6–2; Sam Wichlin (UMW) d. Mark Denenfeld (KC) 7–6 (7–4), 6–3; Tyler Carey (UMW) vs. Peter Rothstein 2–6, 6–4, 4–0, unfinished; Will Apperson (UMW) d. Steve Hanselman 3–6, 6–4, 7–6 (7–4); Riley Baver (UMW) vs. Mike Korn 6–7 (2–7), 6–2, 3–1, unfinished.
Doubles: Donato Rizzolo–Charles (UMW) d. Eddy–Denenfeld 9–8 (8–6); Hanselman–Rothstein (KC) d. Alex Blakhin–Carey (UMW) 9–7; Kaleb Nguyen–Baver (UMW) d. Dombos/David DeSimone 8–4.
The Eagles saw their season come to a close Saturday, falling 5–0 to Vassar College in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. UMW closes its season with a record of 16–8.
Sophomore Lindsay Raulston will advance to the NCAA singles championship on May 22–24.
Singles: Lindsay Raulston (UMW) vs. Jennifer Beckerman 5–5, unfinished; Ava Sadeghi (VC) d. Michelle Meadows 6–2, 6–3; Cassie Bowman (UMW) vs. Joy Backer 6–4, 3–0, unfinished; Alex Ritter (UMW) vs. Samantha Schapiro 4–6, 0–2, unfinished; Jennifer Ruther (VC) d. Jocelyn Lewis 6–0, 0–1, retired; Casey Malcolm (UMW) vs. Hannah Van Demark (VC) 4–6, 1–0, unfinished.
Doubles: Sadeghi–Backer (VC) d. Lewis–Meadows 8–3, Beckerman–Schapiro (VC) d. Raulston–Malcolm 8–4, Van Demark–Lindsay Kantor (VC) d. Bowman–Anna Richman 8–3.
The 11th-ranked Eagles fell at second-ranked SUNY Cortland, 12–5, on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. They close out the season with a 14–5 mark.
Erin Kollar scored four goals for Cortland. Keller Torrey had two goals and one assist, and Allie Kimmelman added two goals for UMW, which finished with a 14–5 record. Kathryn Stiltz had seven saves in goal for the Eagles.