LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 21st-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team avenged an early-season loss to Mary Washington, knocking off the 22nd-ranked Eagles, 5-4, on Saturday at the W&L Courts.
The Generals dropped two of the three doubles matches, but recovered to win four singles matches to pick up the win. Sophomores Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) and Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) posted straight-set victories at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
With the win, W&L improved to 18-5 overall, tying for the second-most wins in a season in program history. Mary Washington dropped to 14-11 with the loss.
Washington and Lee will now wait to see who it will play in the NCAA Tournament which begins on May 10-12.
Washington and Lee Tennis
Mary Washington vs Washington and Lee (May 04, 2013)
#21 Washington and Lee 5, #22 Mary Washington 4
May 04, 2013 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Outdoor Courts)
|1. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Hayden White (W&L) 6-1, 7-5|
|2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. Michael Holt (W&L) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4|
|4. Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Sam Wichlin (UMW) 6-4, 6-2|
|5. Brian Krouskos (W&L) def. D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3|
|6. Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Vincent Kim (W&L) 6-2, 6-2|
|1. Evan Charles/Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) 8-5|
|2. Hayden White/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Tyler Carey/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) 8-6|
|3. Alex Blakhin/D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Brian Krouskos/John Kirby (W&L) 8-3|
|Mary Washington 14-11; National ranking #22|
|Washington and Lee 18-5; National ranking #21|