March 2, 2014

W&L Men's Tennis Upended by Johns Hopkins, 9-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team fell to 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Sunday by a final score of 9-0 at the W&L outdoor courts.

The Generals dropped a close one at No. 1 doubles, as the team of junior Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) and sophomore Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin) were defeated by the tandem of Emerson Walsh and Michael Buxbaum, 9-8 (7-5).

In singles, the Generals dropped all six matches despite taking matches at No. 2 and No. 5 singles to a third set.

With the loss, W&L fell to 5-1 overall, while the Blue Jays improved to 3-2 with the win.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Guilford for a 4:30 pm match.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Johns Hopkins vs Washington and Lee (Mar 02, 2014)

#10 Johns Hopkins 9, #22 Washington and Lee 0
Mar 02, 2014 at Lexington, Va, (Upper Courts)

Singles competition
1. Michael Buxbaum (JHUM) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
2. Ben Hwang (JHUM) def. Michael Holt (W&L) 0-6, 7-6, 7-5
3. Tanner Brown (JHUM) def. Christopher Hu (W&L) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jeremy Dubin (JHUM) def. Jordan Krasner (W&L) 6-2, 6-2
5. Sam Weissler (JHUM) def. Thomas Johnson (W&L) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
6. Chris Jou (JHUM) def. Will Bannister (W&L) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Emerson Walsh/Michael Buxbaum (JHUM) def. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Nicholas Garcia/Noah Joachim (JHUM) def. Christopher Hu/Thomas Johnson (W&L) 8-3
3. Jeremy Dubin/Tanner Brown (JHUM) def. Will Bannister/Jordan Krasner (W&L) 8-1
Match Notes
Johns Hopkins 3-2; National ranking #10
Washington and Lee 5-1; National ranking #22