May 14, 2011

W&L Men's Tennis Falls to NC Wesleyan in NCAA's, 5-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to North Carolina Wesleyan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday morning at the W&L Outdoor Courts.

The Battling Bishops (13-2) took a 2-1 lead following the doubles competition by posting wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.

The Generals (15-4) then dropped matches at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 singles to fall by the final score of 5-1.

North Carolina Wesleyan advances to the third round on Sunday, when it will take on Emory University at 12:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

Washington and Lee Tennis
N.C. Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (May 14, 2011)

N.C. Wesleyan 5, Washington and Lee 1
May 14, 2011 at Lexington, VA (W&L Outdoor Courts)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) vs. Saari, Antti (NCWC) 7-6 (7-5), 1-0, unfinished
2. Jeremy Becht (W&L) vs. Rumyantsev, Alexey (NCWC) 4-6, 5-2, unfinished
3. Kjelberg, Robert (NCWC) def. Will Hall (W&L) 6-1, 7-5
4. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Lemongo, Fred (NCWC) 3-6, 4-4, unfinished
5. Sonn, Clayton (NCWC) def. Jonathan Gaffney (W&L) 6-2, 6-0
6. Ribbenstedt, Marcus (NCWC) def. Ben Fass (W&L) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Kjelberg, Robert/Saari, Antti (NCWC) def. Jonathan Gaffney/Mac Davis (W&L) 8-6
2. Will Hall/Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Selander, Viktor/Sonn, Clayton (NCWC) 8-6
3. Bertsch, Kieran/Prata, Marcelo (NCWC) def. Hayden White/Brian Roberts (W&L) 8-6
Match Notes
N.C. Wesleyan 13-2
Washington and Lee 15-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (,5,6,3)
Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament
T-2:53 A-65