September 8, 2012

W&L Men's Tennis Opens Play by Hosting the W&L Invite

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's tennis team opened its fall season by hosting the first day of the W&L Invitational on Saturday at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

The Generals did not advance any players to the finals of the four singles flights, while the combination of first-years Thomas Johnson (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) and Brian Krouskos (Alpharetta, Ga./RCS Academy) advanced to the semifinals of the "B" doubles flight.

In the "A" singles flight, senior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) won his opening match over Franklin & Marshall's Will MacArthur, 6-3, 6-2, but fell to Case Western Reserve's Kyle Gerber in the semifinals by a score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.  He will square off with CWRU's Will Drougas in the third-place match on Sunday.

In the "B" singles flight, sophomore Michael Goldstein (Chapel Hill, N.C./Baylor School) and first-year Michael Holt (Henrico, Va./Mills Godwin) both won their opening matches, but fell in the semifinals.  The two will meet on Sunday in the third-place match.

At "C" singles, Johnson and Krouskos also both won their opening matches only to fall in the semifinals.  They will meet in the third-place match as well.

In the "D" singles flight, rookies Robert Eckstein (New Orleans, La./Isidore Newman) and John Kirby (Jacksonville, Fla./Stanton College Prep) both opened with a win only to fall in the semifinals.  They will square off on Sunday in the third-place match of the "D" flight.

In doubles, Johnson and Krouskos defeated the Sewanee tandem of Oliver Crawford and Nelson Jetmundsen in the opener by a score of 8-6.  They will meet the Case Western duo of Nic Howe and Eric Klawitter in the semifinals on Sunday.

Sunday's action will begin at 9:00 am at the W&L Courts.

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