Graham, Tomajczyk sweep singles and doubles in season opener
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Wesleyan College rookies Graham Wilson and Drew Tomajczyk turned in impressive spring debuts by sweeping victories in doubles and singles in the 2013 opener against Alabama's Huntingdon College and host Guilford College.
Competing on Guilford's Dorothy Ragsdale McMichael Centennial Class Courts, Wilson and Tomajczyk won in straight sets in singles and combined talents to finish 2-0 at the No. 1 doubles position. The wins were part of the highlights of the competition for the Marlins, who dropped a 6-3 decision to Huntingdon and a 5-4 final to Guilford in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.
Wilson (Newport News/Menchville) dominated at No. 1 singles, bouncing Huntingdon's Zac Baldwin (Tupelo, Miss./Tupelo) 6-2, 6-0, Guilford's Turner Votipka (Nashville, Tenn./Nashville Central) 6-3, 6-0. Tomajczyk (Chesterfield/Home schooled)produced two of the most exciting wins of the day, outlasting Huntingdon's Bobby Foroughian (Baton Rouge, La./Christian Life Academy) 7-5, 6-4, and Guilford's Eric Meiler (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) 6-4, 6-3.
The Marlin duo was impressive at No. 1 doubles, rolling to an 8-1 win over Guilford's Charlie Smith (Steamboat Springs, Colo./Steamboat Springs) and Meiler 8-1. Things were a little tougher against Huntingdon's Foroughian and Baldwin, but the VWC pair emerged with an 8-5 win.
VWC rookie Tyler Searcy (Virginia Beach/Frank W. Cox) recorded the fourth victory of the match against Guilford, winning 7-5, 6-1 over Smith.
Virginia Wesleyan competes again on Sunday, Feb. 24, on the road against the host Lions of The College of New Jersey. Play begins at 10 a.m.