College Men’s Tennis Final – Washington (Md.) 7, Guilford 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Vishnu Rajes and Marc Cywinski both won twice in visiting Washington (Md.) College’s 7-2 tennis victory at Guilford College Tuesday.

The Shoremen (2-0) are ranked 13th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III South Atlantic Poll.

Washington captured five of six singles contests and two of the three doubles matches. Rajes won in straight sets at second singles and teamed with Cywinski at second doubles for an 8-3 triumph over Quakers’ rookies Colin Rapp and Turner Votipka. Cywinski scored a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Guilford’s Rapp at fourth singles.

Tyler Mercier won both of his matches for Guilford. He downed Kevin Papen, 6-2, 6-1, at first singles and teamed with Clayton Hamilton for an 8-6 triumph over Papen and Aaron Ellison at first doubles.

Guilford hosts Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)-rival Roanoke College Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Washington College vs Guilford
Mar 13, 2012 at Greensboro, NC
McMichael Centennial Class Courts

Washington College – 7
Guilford – 2

Singles competition
1. Tyler Mercier (GC) def. Kevin Papen (WC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Vishnu Rajes (WC) def. Turner Votipka (GC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Dan Boate (WC) def. Clayton Hamilton (GC) 5-7, 6-4, 10-4
4. Marc Cywinski (WC) def. Colin Rapp (GC) 6-1, 6-3
5. Aaron Ellison (WC) def. Mark Cheong (GC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Kyle Lisco (WC) def. Ben Nelson (GC) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Tyler Mercier/Clayton Hamilton (GC) def. Kevin Papen/Aaron Ellison (WC) 8-6
2. Vishnu Rajes/Marc Cywinski (WC) def. Colin Rapp/Turner Votipka (GC) 8-3
3. Dan Boate/Andrew Laux (WC) def. Mark Cheong/Ben Nelson (GC) 8-1

Match Notes:
Washington College 2-0; Regional ranking #13
Guilford 4-5
Nonconference match