W&L Men's Tennis Wins ODAC Title, Defeating Guilford, 5-0

W&L Men's Tennis Wins ODAC Title, Defeating Guilford, 5-0

ASHLAND, Va. -- The top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team claimed its league-record 36th Old Dominion Athletic Conference title with a 5-0 victory over third-seeded Guilford in the championship match of the conference tournament.

The championship was W&L's eighth in a row and will give the Generals an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

W&L swept through the doubles competition, claiming fairly easy victories at Nos. 2-3 doubles, while also notching an 8-6 decision at No. 1 doubles for a 3-0 lead.

In singles, the Blue & White led in all six matches, but claimed victory with wins at Nos. 5-6 singles.  First-year Mitchell Thomas (Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic) registered a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5 and classmate Thomas Harmon (Tampa, Fla. / Plant) posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6.

W&L improved to 16-6 on the season, while the Quakers slipped to 12-6 overall.

Washington and Lee will now wait to see who it will play in the NCAA Tournament.  Selections will be released on Monday.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Guilford vs Washington and Lee (May 07, 2017)

#28 Washington and Lee 5, Guilford 0
May 07, 2017 at Ashland, Va. (Banks Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) vs. Tate Godwin (GC) 6-5, unfinished
2. Will Bannister (WLUM) vs. Mesa Martorell (GC) 5-3, unfinished
3. Zack Ely (WLUM) vs. Aaron Smedley (GC) 6-3, 1-1, unfinished
4. Mac Zheng (WLUM) vs. Jon-Anthony Thomas (GC) 6-5, unfinished
5. Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) def. Logan Glass (GC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) def. Mason Church (GC) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Will Bannister/Charlie Kittredge (WLUM) def. Tate Godwin/Mesa Martorell (GC) 8-6
2. Jordan Krasner/Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) def. Chasen Chacon/Graham Pearson (GC) 8-3
3. Thomas Harmon/Mac Zheng (WLUM) def. Aaron Smedley/Levi Bruff (GC) 8-3
Match Notes
Guilford 12-6
Washington and Lee 16-6; National ranking #28
T-2:00 A-23