University of Mary Washingotn freshmen Evan Charles
and Donato Rizzolo fell in the semifinals of the NCAA
Division III men's tennis doubles tournament on Saturday in Cary,
N.C. The duo fell to Amrik Donkena and Mya Smith-Dennis of Gustavus
Adolphus College, 6-4, 7-6 (5).
In the first set, the Eagles were broken to open the match, and both teams held serve to move the score to 2-1, Gustavus. A break by the Eagles and hold gave UMW a 3-2 lead, but the Gusties took a break and held for a 4-3 lead. After both teams held serve, Gustavus held off three break points to take the first set, 6-4.
In the second, the Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and led, 5-2, before Gustavus held and broke serve to cut the deficit to 5-4. Both teams held serve to force the score to 6-6 and a tiebreak. UMW sprinted out to a 5-3 lead, but Gustavus stormed back with four straight points to take the match.