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Razumovsky

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- A few days after being ranked No. 4 in the nation, Kenyon defended its position on Sunday with a 5-4 victory against No. 13 Carnegie Mellon. The win was the Lords' seventh this season against a nationally-ranked team.

As the score indicated, it wasn't an easy task for Kenyon (12-4). The Lords dropped two of the three doubles matches and headed into singles play with some ground to make up.

The only Kenyon doubles team to post a win was Michael Razumovsky and C.J. Williams, who paired up at No. 2 and cruised to an 8-0 decision against Thomas Cooper and Harsha Rao.

Kenyon's Tim Rosensteel then made quick work of Cooper at No. 5 singles to even up the team scores at two apiece with five matches yet to be decided. Rosensteel posted that tying point with a commanding 6-2, 6-0 victory.

The Tartans (10-5) took the No. 3 singles match, but Kenyon bounced back with wins from Wade Heerboth and Paul Burgin. Heerboth chalked up a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 4, while Burgin rallied in the No. 1 match to take a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 decision.

That gave Kenyon a 4-3 team advantage with two matches still on the courts. The Lords, however, only needed one of those matches and Razumovsky came through with the clincher at No. 2. The Kenyon freshman held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 win against Christian Heaney-Secord.