Tennis Puts Away Hood
By Joey Merkel
Blink and you would have missed it.
The University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team made quick work of Hood College this past Sunday at the Battlegrounds.
The Eagles topped the bottom-seeded Blazers 9-0 after getting the no. 2 seed in the tournament, behind only Salisbury University.
Salisbury was awarded a bye in the first round but can almost expect to see the Eagles flying in to the finals next week.
The Eagles’ win was highlighted by the performances of senior Govinda Avasarala and junior Jason Dunn.
Avasarala won his doubles competition 8-0 with partner Dunn, and followed up with a 6-1, 6-0 performance in his singles match.
Dunn had an impressive singles match of his own, beating his opponent 6-0, 6-0.
This Friday, the men’s team will face off with York College of PA in a CAC tournament semifinal match up.
In their first meeting of the year Mary Washigton showed virtually no weaknesses in an 8-1 win.
With a win over York on Friday, the Eagles will compete in the championship match that will take place this Sunday.