W&L Men's Tennis Drops a 5-4 Decision to HSC

W&L Men's Tennis Drops a 5-4 Decision to HSC

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped its first ODAC match of the season with a 5-4 loss at Hampden-Sydney on Friday afternoon.

The Generals (7-4, 0-1) lost to Hampden-Sydney for the second-consecutive match after suffering a 5-3 loss to the Tigers in the 2009 ODAC Championship match.

In this season's meeting, W&L opened up a 2-1advantage following the doubles matches after winning No. 1 and No.3 doubles.  However, only junior Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) and senior Alex Brooke (Alexandria, Va./Cheyenne Mountain) were able to win their singles matches as the Tigers claimed the 5-4 win.  Hall defeated Shad Harrell, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 3 singles, while Brooke knocked off Zack Pack at No. 6 singles, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2.

With the loss, W&L dropped to 7-4 overall and 6-1 in the ODAC, while the Tigers improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm contest.

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Hampden-Sydney (Mar 19, 2010)

Hampden-Sydney 5, #22 Washington and Lee 4
Mar 19, 2010 at Hampden-Sydney, Va.

Singles competition
1. William Moss (HSC) def. Hayden White (W&L) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Rich Pugh (HSC) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-3, 6-1
3. Will Hall (W&L) def. Shad Harrell (HSC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Kevin Calhoun (HSC) def. Mac Davis (W&L) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
5. Tal Covington (HSC) def. Ben Fass (W&L) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6. Alex Brooke (W&L) def. Zack Pack (HSC) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Rich Pugh/William Moss (HSC) def. Jonathan Gaffney/Alex Brooke (W&L) 8-2
2. Hayden White/Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Shad Harrell/Kevin Calhoun (HSC) 8-5
3. Mac Davis/Will Hall (W&L) def. Tal Covington/Zack Pack (HSC) 8-4


Match Notes
Washington and Lee 7-4, 6-1 ODAC; National ranking #22
Hampden-Sydney 6-0, 4-0 ODAC