W&L Men's Tennis Falls to 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins, 7-2

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.

Hopkins took two of the three doubles matches and the Generals' lone singles win was produced by junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson), who knocked off JHU junior Andy Hersch by a score of 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.  Hersch is ranked sixth-nationally in the ITA preseason rankings.

With the loss, W&L fell to 2-1 overall, while the Blue Jays improved to 1-1.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to California to take on 15th-ranked University of Redlands at 2:00 pm pacific time.

-- GENERALS --

 

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Johns Hopkins (Feb 18, 2012)

#13 Johns Hopkins 7, Washington and Lee 2
Feb 18, 2012 at Baltimore, MD (JHU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. #18 Hayden White (W&L) def. #6 Andy Hersh (JHUM) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
2. #27 Tanner Brown (JHUM) def. #48 Michael Goldstein (W&L) 6-3, 6-2
3. #40 Ben Hwang (JHUM) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
4. #36 Warren Elgort (JHUM) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
5. Noah Joachim (JHUM) def. Michael Freeman (W&L) 6-1, 6-1
6. Erik Lim (JHUM) def. Ben Fass (W&L) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Jacob Barnaby/Noah Joachim (JHUM) def. Mac Davis/Michael Goldstein (W&L) 8-6
2. Taylor Shamshiri/Hayden White (W&L) def. Ben Hwang/Erik Lim (JHUM) 8-3
3. Tanner Brown/Warren Elgort (JHUM) def. Jeremy Becht/Brian Roberts (W&L) 8-2
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 2-1; Regional ranking #8
Johns Hopkins 1-1; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,3,2,4,1)
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