October 4, 2009

White Advances at ITA Southeast Region Tennis Championships

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee first-year Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) won both of his matches on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the championship singles flight at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III South/Southeast Region Championships hosted by Mary Washington.

White defeated Warren Elgort of Johns Hopkins in the Round of 16 by a score of 4-6, 7-6 (11), 6-1 and then knocked off Zachary Kelm of Swarthmore, 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

Sophomores Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and Jonathan Gaffney (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) both advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket on Sunday, but both were defeated. Becht fell to Mary Washington’s Sam Wichlin, 6-3, 7-5 and Gaffney was defeated by Riley Baver, also of Mary Washington, 1-6, 6-4, 10-7.

In doubles, the tandem of Becht and Gaffney and the duo of juniors Tim Watson (White Stone, Va./Landon) and Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) both fell in the consolation quarters in the championship bracket. Becht and Gaffney retired due to injury in their match with Baver and Wichlin of UMW, while Watson and Hall were defeated by Adam Cranford and Kevin Papen of Washington College, 9-7.

White will continue his play in the ITA Regional on Monday morning with the championship singles semifinals.

Complete Results

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