March 31, 2014

David Detwiler Becomes All-Time Winningest Coach

LEXINGTON, Va. – A significant milestone was achieved last week as the Washington and Lee men's tennis team defeated Bridgewater, 5-2, on Thursday afternoon.

The win was the 214th in the career of Head Coach David Detwiler, making him the all-time wins leader for men's tennis at Washington and Lee.

In his 14 seasons as head coach of the men's tennis program, Detwiler has compiled a 214-79 overall record for a .730 winning percentage.  He eclipses Gary Franke, who posted a 213-214 (.499) record over the previous 22 seasons.

Over his first 13 years, Detwiler guided the Generals to 12 Old Dominion Athletic Conference titles and 12 NCAA Division III Tournament bids.  He has been named the ODAC Coach of the Year four times, including last spring when he led the Generals to an 18-6 overall record.

W&L has posted an 11-3 overall mark in 2014 and enters the finals break with a perfect 9-0 conference record.  The Generals return to action on April 12 when they travel to Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest.

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