The 25th-ranked University of Mary Washington men's tennis team topped Salisbury University, 8-1, for the 2013 Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday at the Battleground. The Eagles win their 15th straight CAC crown, and 19th overall.
The Eagles gained the first point with a win at three doubles, as Evan Charles and david Lunding-Johansson won, 8-0, and another at two as Alex Blakhin and Sam Wichlin won, 8-3. Tyler Carey and Kaleb Nguyen then won, 9-7, at one to send the Eagles to singles ahead, 3-0.
Blakhin retired leading 5-2 in the first, but UMW won the remaining five flights in straight sets. Carey capped the match with a 7-5, 7-5 win at one.
Tennis Match Results
Salisbury vs Mary Washington
Apr 27, 2013 at Fredericksburg, Va.
#25 Mary Washington 8, Salisbury 1
1. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Daniel Albers (SAL) 7-5, 7-5
2. Eric Spangler (SAL) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 2-5, retired
3. Evan Charles (UMW) def. Demetri Vrahnos (SAL) 6-1, 6-1
4. D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Adam Goldberger (SAL) 6-3, 6-3
5. Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Shane Gunther (SAL) 6-0, 6-0
6. Will Apperson (UMW) def. Nick Mancuso (SAL) 6-0, 6-0
1. Tyler Carey/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Daniel Albers/Eric Spangler (SAL) 9-7
2. Alex Blakhin/Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Adam Goldberger/Demetri Vrahnos (SAL) 8-3
3. Evan Charles/D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Shane Gunther/Nick Mancuso (SAL) 8-0
Mary Washington 13-10; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,6,3,4,1)
2013 Capital Athletic Conference Championship