February 22, 2012

W&L Men's Tennis Defeated by No. 15 Redlands, 6-3

REDLANDS, Calif. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decison to 15th-ranked University of Redlands on Wednesday afternoon.

First-year Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas/ATA College Prep) and senior Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) were the lone singles winners for the Generals, claiming victory at Nos. 3-4.  Becht teamed with first-year Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles.

With the loss, the Generals fell to 2-2, while Redlands improved to 4-1 with the win.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it remains in California for a 4:00 pm PST match at fifth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

-- GENERALS --

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Redlands (Feb 23, 2012)

#15 Redlands 6, Washington and Lee 3
Feb 23, 2012 at Redlands, Calif.

Singles competition
1. Patrick Lipscomb (UOFR) def. Hayden White (W&L) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1)
2. Nick Cummins (UOFR) def. Michael Goldstein (W&L) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
3. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Mark Bloom (UOFR) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
4. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Taylor Hunt (UOFR) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Darren Dahl (UOFR) def. Michael Freeman (W&L) 6-1, 6-3
6. Anish Nanda (UOFR) def. Ben Fass (W&L) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Patrick Lipscomb/Mark Bloom (UOFR) def. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 8-5
2. Connor Hyde/Nick Cummins (UOFR) def. Mac Davis/Michael Goldstein (W&L) 9-7
3. Jeremy Becht/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Gram Leahy/Anish Nanda (UOFR) 8-4
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 2-2
Redlands 4-1; National ranking #15