March 7, 2011

Three Generals Earn ODAC Athlete of the Week Awards

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that three Washington and Lee athletes have been named the conference athlete of the week in their respective sports for the week ending March 6.

Senior Tim Gavrich (Avon, Conn./Westminster) was named the ODAC Golfer of the Week, while senior Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) and sophomore Christina Douglas (Fayetteville, N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) were named the male and female tennis players of the week.

Gavrich received the award after having finished as the individual medalist at the Pine Needles Invitational on Tuesday.  He carded a two-day score of 76-72—148 (+6) to win the event by one stroke.  As a team, W&L finished seventh overall with a 324-314—638.  It was Gavrich's second win this year after he claimed the individual title at the Virginia Intercollegiate in October.  For the year, Gavrich is averaging a team-best  75.2 strokes over 14 rounds played.

Hall helped the W&L men's tennis team to a 4-0 record last week while going 3-0 in singles and 4-0 in doubles.

In an 8-1 win over Lynchburg on Thursday, Hall posted a 6-1,6-2 win at No. 1 singles then teamed with junior Mac Davis (Prospect, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) to notch an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.  In a 9-0 win over Randolph-Macon on Friday, Hall logged a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles and an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles. 

On Saturday, he posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles and an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles in a 5-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan, and he registered an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles in a 5-0 win over Emory & Henry. 

For the year, Hall has recorded a 5-4 singles mark and a 10-2 doubles record.

Douglas recorded a 2-0 record in singles and a 3-0 mark in doubles in a 6-1 week for the Generals.  She teamed with sophomore Kerry Cotter (Easley, S.C./Wren) to post an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles during a 5-0 win over Randolph-Macon on Friday, then recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles in a 5-0 win over Emory & Henry on Saturday.  Later on Saturday in a 5-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan, she notched a 5-0 ret win at No. 1 singles and logged an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles.

On the season, Douglas is 8-2 overall for singles play and 9-1 in doubles action.

The golf team returns to action on Mar. 25-27 at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate held at the Paradise Point Golf Club in Camp Lejeune, N.C.  Men's and women's tennis both play again on Saturday at Mary Washington.  The women play at 10:00 am, while the men play at 2:00 pm.

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