BY JOEY MERKEL
The No. 10 ranked University of Mary Washington men’s tennis team took down Division I opponents University of Richmond and George Mason University this past Saturday in match play.
Seniors John James and Jason Dunn and junior Evan Goff led the way for the Eagles, each winning their respective singles matches, after which they took down both schools in the doubles portion.
Sophomore Bryan Parrish, the only player to compete in all four events, also showcased his talents Saturday. Parrish went 1-1 in the singles portion, and followed it up with a strong 2-0 performance in doubles with partner Goff.
UMW beat GMU 5-2 after making easy work of University of Richmond 6-1. Come out and support the men’s team as they take on Liberty University this Sunday at 11 a.m. and Averett University at 3 p.m.
Senior guard Matt Hale scored his 1,000th career point at Mary Washington after connecting on a free throw with just 11 seconds remaining in the team’s 86-80 conference win against Gallaudet University.
Junior center Brandon Altmann had a team high 23 points and added eight rebounds to go along with it. However, in the end all five Eagle starters were in double figures. Senior guard Kevin Storus added five steals to his 13 points, freshman forward Tad Dickman led the team with nine rebounds and senior forward Kieran Whitworth also added 12 points.
The Eagles improve to 8-4 in CAC play with an overall 11-9 record. The men’s team took on St. Mary’s College of Md. last night at 8 p.m., however the game ended to late for the results to be published.
The team takes on Wesley College next Wednesday at home at 8 p.m
The UMW women’s basketball team went into Gallaudet on Saturday and embarrassed the Bison in a 75-32 rout.
In a game where no player played for more than 21 minutes, freshman guard Katie Wimmer led all players with 13 points and 8 rebounds.
In a game where every single player on the team scored at least one point, and recorded at least one rebound, the Eagles were clearly the superior team in Saturday’s match in Washington D.C.
The women’s team, which is now 17-4 overall and 9-3 in CAC play, takes on Wesley College at 6 p.m. next Wednesday.
Upcoming at UMW:
Women’s Tennis vs. Radford University, 10 a.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. Oberlin College, 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. Messiah College, Noon.
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Virginia Wesleyan College 1p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Liberty University, 11 a.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Averett University, 3 p.m.