W&L Men's Tennis Upends No. 16 Mary Washington, 5-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team knocked off its second ranked opponent in as many days and increased its winning streak to eight straight matches with a 5-4 win over 16th-ranked Mary Washington on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Courts.

W&L had defeated 23rd-ranked Case Western Reserve on Saturday and the Generals took a 3-0 lead on the Eagles by winning all three doubles matches on Sunday.  Junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) clinched the match when he posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Evan Charles at No. 1 singles.

With the win, W&L improved to 10-3 overall, while the Eagles fell to 4-8.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm match.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Mary Washington vs Washington and Lee (Mar 18, 2012)

Washington and Lee 5, #16 Mary Washington 4
Mar 18, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Outdoor Courts)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Alex Blakhin (UMW) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-1, 6-2
3. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Michael Goldstein (W&L) 6-0, 6-4
4. Will Apperson (UMW) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
5. Riley Baver (UMW) def. Christopher Hu (W&L) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7
6. Michael Freeman (W&L) def. Donato Rizzolo (UMW) 6-4, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Michael Goldstein/Mac Davis (W&L) def. Donato Rizzolo/Evan Charles (UMW) 8-6
2. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Riley Baver/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) 8-3
3. Jeremy Becht/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Alex Blakhin/Tyler Carey (UMW) 8-4
Match Notes
Mary Washington 4-8; National ranking #16
Washington and Lee 10-3