W&L Men's Tennis Claims 2014 ODAC Title
AMHERST, Va. -- The 24th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team defeated second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship match by a score of 5-0 on Sunday at Sweet Briar College.
The conference title was W&L's fifth straight and 33rd in the 38 years that the ODAC has awarded a team championship trophy.
The Generals won all three doubles matches by scores of 8-3 to take a 3-0 lead into singles competition. In singles, first-year Jordan Krasner (Rockville, Md. / Walter Johnson) and sophomore Brian Krouskos (Alpharetta, Ga. / Mount Pisgah Christian) both won their matches by scores of 6-1, 6-0 to close out the match. Krasner won at No. 4 singles, while Krouskos was victorious at No. 5 singles.
The victory improved W&L's overall record to 17-4, just one win from tying the 2008 and 1975 teams for the second-most wins in program history. The 2007 squad holds the mark with a 20-3 record. Virginia Wesleyan fell to 15-5 with the loss.
The Generals earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which will begin on May 9-11 at selected on-campus sites.
Washington and Lee Tennis
Virginia Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (Apr 27, 2014)
Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 0
Apr 27, 2014 at Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar College)
|1. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) vs. Graham Wilson (VWCM) unfinished|
|2. Michael Holt (W&L) vs. Kenny Downing (VWCM) unfinished|
|3. Christopher Hu (W&L) vs. Spencer Bullock (VWCM) unfinished|
|4. Jordan Krasner (W&L) def. Drew Tomajczyk (VWCM) 6-1, 6-0|
|5. Brian Krouskos (W&L) def. Tyler Chang (VWCM) 6-1, 6-0|
|6. Thomas Johnson (W&L) vs. Brendan Kelleher (VWCM) unfinished|
|1. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) def. Graham Wilson/Kenny Downing (VWCM) 8-3|
|2. Christopher Hu/Sam Borowsky (W&L) def. Spencer Bullock/Tyler Chang (VWCM) 8-3|
|3. Jordan Krasner/John Kirby (W&L) def. Drew Tomajczyk/Brendan Kelleher (VWCM) 8-3|
|Virginia Wesleyan 15-5|
|Washington and Lee 17-4|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,5)|
|2014 ODAC Men's Final, Match 7.|
|T-2 hr A-50|