W&L's Krasner Named ODAC Men's Tennis Player of the Year

W&L's Krasner Named ODAC Men's Tennis Player of the Year

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its 2017 all-conference men's tennis team on Tuesday and Washington and Lee senior Jordan Krasner (Rockville, Md. / Walter Johnson) was named both the ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

In addition to Krasner winning two of the major awards, the Generals claimed First Team All-ODAC honors at all six singles positions and all three doubles teams also garnered first team all-league honors.

Krasner garnered the ODAC Player of the Year Award for the second time in his career after receiving the same award as a sophomore.  He was a First Team All-ODAC choice at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles with first-year Mitchell Thomas (Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic) this spring.  Krasner is a four-year All-ODAC honoree.  He has logged a 15-9 record in singles and a 21-5 doubles record during the 2016-17 season.  Krasner ranks 11th in program history for singles wins (63-33) and is tied for seventh all-time in doubles victories (71-30).

Senior Will Bannister (Bath, England / Beechen Cliff School) was named First Team All-ODAC at No. 2 singles and at No. 1 doubles while playing with first-year Charlie Kittredge (Alexandria, Va. / Field School).  A three-time All-ODAC honoree, Bannister has posted a 14-7 singles record and a 17-10 doubles mark this year.  For his career, he has gone 51-26 in singles and 57-36 in doubles.

Sophomore Zack Ely (Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon) garnered First Team All-ODAC honors at No. 3 singles after earning the ODAC Rookie of the Year Award a season ago.  He claims a 15-8 singles record and has gone 5-5 in doubles competition.

Junior Mac Zheng (Leawood, Kan. / Pembroke Hill) earned First Team All-ODAC honors at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles while playing with first-year Thomas Harmon (Tampa, Fla. / Plant).  Zheng has logged a 17-6 singles record and a 16-9 doubles mark in his first season at W&L after transferring from Emory University.

Thomas received first team all-conference laurels at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles.  He has registered a 15-8 singles record and a 17-6 doubles record across his rookie campaign.

Harmon was named First Team All-ODAC at No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles.  He has notched a 14-7 record in singles and a 15-10 doubles mark.

Kittredge has logged a 9-10 doubles record and a 3-4 singles record during his rookie season.  He is 8-6 while playing at No. 1 doubles with Bannister.

In other major awards, Bridgewater's Jordan Robinson was named the ODAC Coach of the Year and Guilford's Tate Godwin was selected as the ODAC Rookie of the Year.

Washington and Lee carries a 16-6 overall record into the NCAA Tournament after claiming the ODAC title with a 5-0 win over Guilford on Sunday.  The Generals take on Sewanee at Emory University in Atlanta on Saturday.

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