FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Bridgewater College lost a close decision Sunday to the University of Mary Washington by a score of 6-3 in men's tennis action.
Mary Washington took a 2-1 lead after three closely contested doubles matches.
Mary Washington took close wins in the remaining two doubles. Tyler Carey and Kaleb Nguyen edged Evan Stack and Brandon Larsen 8-6 at No. 1 doubles and Marcell Rengifo and Ryan Byrd slipped past Peter Hawkins and Sam Churchill 8-5.
Bridgewater picked up wins in two of the six singles matches. At. No. 3, Stack defeated Will Apperson 6-2, 7-5. Christian Lynn won in split sets at No. 4 over Rengifo. After losing the first set 6-3, Lynn bounced back to even the match by taking the second set 7-5. A tiebreaker was played to determine the winner with Lynn prevailing.
Hawkins lost in split sets at No. 1 singles. Hawkins won the first set over Alex Blakhin 6-1 but lost the second set 6-4. Blakhin won the tiebreaker 10-6.
1. Alex Blakhin (MW) def. Peter Hawkins (BC) 1-6, 6-4, (10-6)
2. Tyler Carey (MW) def. Brandon Larsen (BC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Evan Stack (BC) def. Will Apperson (MW) 6-2, 7-5
4. Christian Lynn (BC) def. Marcell Rengifo (MW) 3-6, 7-5 (10-5)
5. David Lunding-Johansson (MW) def. Mike Cable (BC) 6-3, 6-0
6. Ryan Byrd (MW) def. Sam Churchill (BC) 6-1, 6-1
1. Carey-Kaleb Nguyen (MW) def. Stack-Larsen (BC) 8-6
2. Lynn-Cable (BC) def. Lunding-Johansson- Donato Rizzolo (MW) 9-8 (9-7)
3. Rengifo-Byrd (MW) def. Hawkins-Churchill (BC) 8-5