W&L Men's Tennis Falls to No. 21 Mary Washington, 8-1

W&L Men's Tennis Falls to No. 21 Mary Washington, 8-1

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to No. 21 Mary Washington on Saturday at the UMW Courts.

The Eagles took two of the three doubles matches, with the lone W&L victory coming from the team of senior Will Bannister (Bath, England / Beechen Cliff School) and first-year Charlie Kittredge (Alexandria, Va. / Field School) at No. 1.  UMW then took all six singles matches to pull away for the victory.

With the loss, W&L fell to 7-4 on the season.  Mary Washington improved to 7-4 as well.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it travels to 28th-ranked Christopher Newport for an 11:00 am contest.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Mary Washington (Mar 18, 2017)

#21 Mary Washington 8, #33 Washington and Lee 1
Mar 18, 2017 at Fredericksburg, Va. (UMW Courts)

Singles competition
1. Brandon Griffin (UMW) def. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) 6-1, 7-5
2. Matt Miles (UMW) def. Will Bannister (WLUM) 7-5, 6-2
3. Patrick Hughes (UMW) def. Zack Ely (WLUM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Michael Fleming (UMW) def. Mac Zheng (WLUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Joseph Brown (UMW) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) 6-4, 4-6, 10-3
6. Ryland Byrd (UMW) def. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Will Bannister/Charlie Kittredge (WLUM) def. Michael Fleming/Ryland Byrd (UMW) 8-3
2. Matt Miles/Brandon Griffin (UMW) def. Thomas Harmon/Mac Zheng (WLUM) 8-5
3. Derek Hagino/Patrick Hughes (UMW) def. Jordan Krasner/Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) 8-4
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 7-4; National ranking #33
Mary Washington 7-4; National ranking #21