ASHLAND, Va. -- Top-seeded Washington and Lee produced a 5-0 victory over second-seeded Bridgewater to claim the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's tennis championship on Sunday morning at Randolph-Macon.
The win gives the Generals their third straight conference title and 31st ODAC crown in the 36 years the conference has recognized a champion.
Just like the semifinal win over Emory & Henry, W&L easily swept the doubles competition and took No. 5 and No. 6 singles to clinch the match. Senior Ben Fass (Baltimore, Md./Friends) notched a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles, while classmate Brian Roberts (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) tallied a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles.
The win improved the Generals to 15-4 overall, while Bridgewater slipped to 13-6 for the year.
Washington and Lee earns the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The NCAA Tournament begins on May 11-13 with the first, second and third rounds.
Washington and Lee
Bridgewater Eagles vs Washington and Lee (Apr 29,
and Lee 5, Bridgewater Eagles 0
Apr 29, 2012 at Ashland, VA (R-MC Tennis Complex)
|1. Hayden White (W&L) vs. Peter Hawkins (BCMT) unfinished|
|2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) vs. Brandon Larsen (BCMT) unfinished|
|3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) vs. Evan Stack (BCMT) unfinished|
|4. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Brent Floyd (BCMT) unfinished|
|5. Ben Fass (W&L) def. Christian Lynn (BCMT) 6-2, 6-1|
|6. Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Sam Churchill (BCMT) 6-2, 6-4|
|1. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Evan Stack/Brandon Larsen (BCMT) 8-4|
|2. Jeremy Becht/Ben Fass (W&L) def. Christian Lynn/Peter Hawkins (BCMT) 8-3|
|3. Mac Davis/Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Mike Cable/Brent Floyd (BCMT) 8-4|
|Washington and Lee wins ODAC Championship|