Kaye Strong, But Men's Tennis Falls at No. 25 Mary Washington 7-2
Fredericksburg, Va. - Freshman Max Kaye was a double-winner, winning at No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-2 and teaming up with senior Max Bressman to win at No 2 doubles (8-5), but it wasn't enough to help the Swarthmore College men's tennis team (2-4) overtake No. 25 Mary Washington, as the Eagles prevailed 7-2 over the Garnet on Saturday.
The Garnet fought hard in the loss to the nationally-ranked Eagles and the match could have easily swung in the Swat's favor if not for tiebreak losses at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles, as well as a three-set loss at No. 5 singles by freshman Preston Poon.
Kaye finished the day as a double winner and is now 5-4 in singles play for the 2010-11 season, winning three straight. Bressman almost joined him as a double-winner, but lost a grueling 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-8 decision at the hands of UMW's Riley Baver.
As a doubles team, Kaye and Bressman are 4-2 for the season.
#25 Mary Washington 7, Swarthmore 2
1. Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Stephen Youngblood (SWATMTN) 6-4, 6-1
2. Kaz Murata (UMW) def. Zak Kelm (SWATMTN) 6-4, 6-4
3. Will Apperson (UMW) def. Maxwell Bressman (SWATMTN) 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-8
4. Max Kaye (SWATMTN) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Riley Baver (UMW) def. Preston Poon (SWATMTN) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
6. Kevin Aquino (UMW) def. Anthony Collard (SWATMTN) 6-3, 6-3
1. Sam Wichlin/Kaz Murata (UMW) def. Stephen Youngblood/Zak Kelm (SWATMTN) 9-7
2. Maxwell Bressman/Max Kaye (SWATMTN) def. Riley Baver/Kevin Aquino (UMW) 8-5
3. Alex Blakhin/Will Apperson (UMW) def. Preston Poon/Seth Udelson (SWATMTN) 8-4