No. 6 Kenyon edges No. 14 Bowdoin
Razumovsky clinches match for Lords with three-set victory
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- With Wednesday's 6-3 victory against 14th-ranked Bowdoin, No. 6 Kenyon extended its win streak to three and improved its record to 10-3 on the season. The Lords now own five victories on the season against opponents ranked within the nation's top 20.
After dropping the No. 1 doubles match, the Kenyon men bounced back with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to take a 2-1 lead into singles play. At No. 2 doubles, Michael Razumovsky and C.J. Williams claimed an 8-5 triumph against Bowdoin's team of Noah Bragg and Kent Winingham. At No. 3, it was the Lords' pairing of Paul Burgin and Kevin Ye that dealt Bowdoin's Doug Caplan and Kyle Wolstencroft an 8-5 defeat.
Burgin, the No. 26-ranked singles player in Division III, forged ahead into singles action and took down Sam King, 6-1, 6-3, in the No. 1 match. Williams, ranked No. 13, played in the No. 3 match for Kenyon and ran off with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Bragg.
Needing one more point to clinch the team win, Kenyon looked to Razumovsky, a freshman who ended up turning in a veteran performance. Playing in the No. 2 singles match, Razumovsky rallied to defeat Oscar Pena 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. Pena, an All-American, was a 2011 NCAA doubles national champion.
Kenyon's final point of the day came from Tim Rosensteel, who claimed the No. 5 singles match 6-7, 6-3, 10-8 against Wolstencroft.