Five Generals Earn VaSID All-State Men's Tennis Honors

Five Generals Earn VaSID All-State Men's Tennis Honors

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) recently released its 2017 College Division All-State Men's Tennis teams and Washington and Lee had several players honored.

Seniors Jordan Krasner (Rockville, Md. / Walter Johnson) and Will Bannister (Bath, England / Beechen Cliff School) earned first team honors in singles, while Bannister and first-year Charlie Kittredge (Alexandria, Va. / Field School) earned second team accolades in doubles. Sophomore Zack Ely (Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon) and junior Mac Zheng (Leawood, Kan. / Pembroke Hill) were named to the second team for singles.

Krasner was named the ODAC Player of the Year for the second time in his career earlier this season. He recorded a 15-11 singles record and a 22-5 doubles record during his senior campaign. A four-time All-ODAC honoree, Krasner completed his career with a 63-35 singles record and a 72-30 doubles mark. He ranks seventh all-time at W&L in doubles wins.

Bannister earned all-state honors in singles and doubles for the second time in his career. He finished the 2016-17 season with a 15-7 singles record and a 17-11 doubles mark. The three-time All-ODAC honoree completed his career with a 52-26 singles mark and a 57-37 record in doubles.

Kittredge garnered Second Team All-State accolades in doubles, after posting an 8-7 record at No. 1 doubles with Bannister. He earned first team all-conference honors in doubles, after logging a 9-11 doubles record and a 3-4 singles record during his rookie campaign.

A First Team All-ODAC honoree earlier this season, Ely garnered second team honors after claiming a 15-9 singles mark and a 5-5 doubles record. Ely was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2016.

Zheng was also a First Team All-ODAC honoree in singles earlier this season. He finished his sophomore campaign with an 18-6 singles mark and a 16-10 doubles record in his first season at W&L after transferring from Emory University.

Mary Washington sophomore Matt Miles was selected as the VaSID Player of the Year. Christopher Newport Head Coach Eric Christiansen claimed Coach of the Year and Matthew Moody of Hampden-Sydney earned Rookie of the Year honors.

Washington and Lee completed the 2017 season with a 16-7 overall record and a perfect 10-0 conference mark. The Generals won the ODAC tournament for the eighth straight season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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