W&L Men's Tennis Defeats E&H in ODAC Semis, 5-0

W&L Men's Tennis Defeats E&H in ODAC Semis, 5-0

ASHLAND, Va. -- The top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team advanced to the ODAC Championship match with a 5-0 victory over fourth-seeded Emory & Henry in the conference semifinals on Saturday morning at Randolph-Macon.

The Generals carried a 3-0 advantage into singles play after taking all three doubles matches.  Seniors Ben Fass (Baltimore, Md./Friends) and Brian Roberts (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) clinched the match with their wins at No. 5 & 6 singles, respectively.

With the win, W&L improved to 14-4 overall, while Emory & Henry ends its season with a 15-7 mark.

The Generals will meet either second-seeded Bridgewater or third-seeded Guilford in Sunday's championship match at 10:00 am.


Washington and Lee Tennis
Emory & Henry vs Washington and Lee (Apr 28, 2012)

Washington and Lee 5, Emory & Henry 0
Apr 28, 2012 at Ashland, VA (R-MC Tennis Comples)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) vs. Matt Nelson (EHCM) unfinished
2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) vs. Chip Wintringham (EHCM) unfinished
3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) vs. Adam Henderson (EHCM) unfinished
4. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Mike Young (EHCM) unfinished
5. Ben Fass (W&L) def. Webster Gilley (EHCM) 6-1, 6-1
6. Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Zach Eccher (EHCM) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Matt Nelson/Adam Henderson (EHCM) 8-0
2. Jeremy Becht/Ben Fass (W&L) def. Mike Young/Chip Wintringham (EHCM) 8-6
3. Brian Roberts/Mac Davis (W&L) def. Zach Eccher/Webster Gilley (EHCM) 8-1