SALEM, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2010 all-conference men’s tennis team on Friday afternoon and Washington and Lee had seven players honored on the first or second teams.
First-year Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year after garnering first team all-conference recognition in both singles and doubles.
White was joined on the first team singles squad by junior Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) and senior Cliff Gaddy (Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport). In doubles, he was joined on the first team by Hall and sophomores Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and Mac Davis (Prospect, Ky./Kentucky Country Day).
Davis, Becht and sophomore Michael Freeman (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) were all Second Team All-ODAC honorees for singles, while senior Alex Brooke (Alexandria, Va./Cheyenne Mountain) and sophomore Jonathan Gaffney (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) were tabbed to the second team for doubles.
White currently has a 22-8 record while playing No. 1 singles and he has posted a 16-6 record while teaming with Becht at No. 2 doubles. He finished fourth overall at the ITA National Singles Championship during the fall and finished the fall season ranked fifth nationally in the ITA Division III singles rankings.
Hall has notched a 16-7 overall record at No. 4 singles and has logged a 16-8 mark while teaming with Davis at No. 3 doubles. He earned earned First Team All-ODAC laurels in 2009 at No. 1 doubles and has posted a 27-9 singles record and a 29-11 doubles record over his first three seasons.
Gaddy has registered a 12-5 record at No. 6 singles and has gone 5-3 in doubles play thus far. The all-conference honor was the first of his career, which includes a 25-10 singles mark and a 14-3 doubles ledger.
Becht has logged a 12-9 record at No. 3 singles and has posted a 16-6 record while teaming with White at No. 2 doubles. He was a first team selection at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles en route to receiving ODAC Rookie of the Year honors a season ago.
Davis enters the weekend with a 9-11 record at No. 2 singles and a 15-5 record while teaming with Hall at No. 3 doubles. These are the first all-conference awards of his young career.
Freeman notched second team laurels at No. 5 singles and carries a 16-5 singles record. He was a first team selection at the position last season.
Brooke earned second team honors at No. 1 doubles and carries a 10-11 record while teaming with Gaffney. He is also 5-3 in singles and adds the honor to a first team nod at No. 2 doubles last year and a first team selection at No. 3 doubles as a sophomore. Brooke claims a 16-7 career singles record and a 51-26 career doubles mark.
Gaffney also earned second team honors at No. 1 doubles while playing with Brooke. He has logged a 9-9 record in doubles and has posted a 5-4 record in singles. Gaffney was a first team selection at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles last season.
Hampden-Sydney senior Will Moss was tabbed the ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while the Tigers’ Murrie Bates was selected as the Coach of the Year. Randolph College garnered the league’s team sportsmanship award.
Washington and Lee has posted a 15-7 overall record and is ranked 25th in the latest ITA Division III rankings. The Generals completed the ODAC season with a 7-1 record and defeated Hampden-Sydney in the ODAC Championship match by a score of 5-3. W&L receives the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will play its final regular season match against Carnegie Mellon on Saturday at 9:30 am.
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