W&L Men's Tennis Falls to the University of Virginia, 5-0

W&L Men's Tennis Falls to the University of Virginia, 5-0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team was defeated by third-ranked Virginia by a score of 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

The Cavaliers, two-time defending Division I National Champions, took the top two doubles matches to take the doubles point from the Generals.  Scores were 6-2 and 6-1.  The third match went unfinished.

In singles, the Generals managed to take 12 games, but Virginia took Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5 in straight sets.  Senior Will Bannister (Bath, England / Beechen Cliff School) took three games from J.C. Aragone, who is ranked 59th in Division I, while senior Jordan Krasner (Rockville, Md. / Walter Johnson) won a game from Collin Altamirano, who is ranked 60th in Division I.

With the loss, W&L dropped to 7-3 on the season.  The Cavaliers improved to 10-0.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Mary Washington for a 12:00 pm contest.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Virginia (Mar 15, 2017)

#3 Virginia 5, #38 Washington and Lee 0
Mar 15, 2017 at Charlottesville, Va. (Boar's Head Sports Club)

Singles competition
1. #60 Collin Altamirano (UVA) def. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) 6-1, 6-0
2. #59 J.C. Aragone (UVA) def. Will Bannister (WLUM) 6-3, 6-0
3. Henrik Wiersholm (UVA) vs. Zack Ely (WLUM) 6-1, 5-1, unfinished
4. Alexander Ritschard (UVA) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Luca Corinteli (UVA) def. Mac Zheng (WLUM) 6-0, 6-3
6. Aswin Lizen (UVA) vs. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) 6-2, 5-0, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Luca Corinteli/Henrik Wiersholm (UVA) def. Will Bannister/Charlie Kittredge (WLUM) 6-1
2. Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (UVA) def. Thomas Harmon/Mac Zheng (WLUM) 6-2
3. Alexander Ritschard/Aswin Lizen (UVA) vs. Jordan Krasner/Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) 5-2, unfinished
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 7-3; National ranking #38
Virginia 10-0; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,1,2,5)
Virginia is the two-time defending Division I National Champions