In a marathon five hour match that saw two third set finishes, the 23rd ranked University of Mary Washington men's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision at 16th ranked Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Thursday in Los Angeles. The Eagles fall to 6-5 on the season.
After taking a 2-1 in doubles with wins at one and three, the Eagles won at one with Tyler Carey and at five with David Lunding-Johansson, but were unable to gain the decisive fifth point, as junior Alex Blakhin at two and senior Will Apperson at six were able to advance to third sets, but both were edged in the deciding set.
The Eagles will visit nationally ranked University of Redlands on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Mary Washington vs Pomona-Pitzer
Mar 07, 2013 at Los Angeles, Cal.
#16 Pomona-Pitzer 5, #23 Mary Washington 4
1. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Chris Weichert (POMONA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
2. Max Sabel (POMONA) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
3. Connor Hudson (POMONA) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-3, 6-4
4. Thomas Lun (POMONA) def. Sam Wichlin (UMW) 6-2, 6-3
5. D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Frankie Allinson (POMONA) 6-1, 6-3
6. Kevin Prescott (POMONA) def. Will Apperson (UMW) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-6 (7-0)
1. Evan Charles/Donato Rizzolo (UMW) def. Max Sabel/Frankie Allinson (POMONA) 8-6
2. Chris Weichert/Kevin Wei (POMONA) def. Tyler Carey/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) 8-3
3. Alex Blakhin/Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Connor Hudson/Thomas Lun (POMONA) 8-4
Mary Washington 6-5; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #6
Pomona-Pitzer 4-0; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #5