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Men's Tennis comes back to defeat Mary Washington

Sophomore Daniel Levine’s victory in first singles marked the first point and beginning of the team comeback. (credit: CMU Athletics) Sophomore Daniel Levine’s victory in first singles marked the first point and beginning of the team comeback. (credit: CMU Athletics)

The seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team hosted 16th-ranked University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 8 and earned a 5–4 victory after strong singles play. The Tartans moved to 14–7 on the year while the Eagles dropped to 14–6.

The Eagles led 3–0 after doubles, winning all three matches by 8–6 scores as the Tartans fell into a deep hole.

The Tartans then won singles matches one through five to secure the match victory.

Sophomore Daniel Levine earned the first point for the Tartans with a 6–4, 6–2 win at first singles. Sophomore Chaz Downing then won 6–3, 6–0 at third singles before first-year Michael Rozenvasser won 6–4, 6–1 at second singles.

With the match tied, senior Kiril Kirkov gave the Tartans their first lead with a 6–1, 4–6, 6–4 win at fifth singles. Sophomore Vayum Arora earned two tiebreaker victories to win the fifth and final point for the Tartans when he topped Joseph Brown, 7–6 (8–6), 7–6 (7–1), at fourth singles.
Senior Kunal Wadwani sent his sixth singles match to a third set but fell 7–5, 5–7, 6–3 to Ryland Byrd.

Following a Sunday match against Johns Hopkins University, the Tartans will next compete at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Friday, April 21.