W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Mary Washington, 5-4

W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Mary Washington, 5-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped a heart-breaking 5-4 decision to 16th-ranked Mary Washington on Saturday at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

W&L fell behind 3-0 after the doubles competition, dropping the No. 3 doubles match in a tiebreaker.  In singles action, the Generals posted wins at Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6, but just couldn't get over the hump to take the match.

Mary Washington improved to 8-2 overall, while the Generals fell to 3-3.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Guilford for a 4:00 pm match.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Mary Washington vs Washington and Lee (Mar 17, 2018)

#16 Mary Washington 5, #40 Washington and Lee 4
Mar 17, 2018 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Matt Miles (UMW) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Patrick Hughes (UMW) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
3. Joseph Brown (UMW) def. Zack Ely (WLU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
4. Thomas Harmon (WLU) def. Michael Fleming (UMW) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
5. Ryland Byrd (UMW) def. March Zheng (WLU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Charlie Kittredge (WLU) def. Cole Tecce (UMW) 6-3, 6-4

 

Doubles competition
1. Michael Fleming/Ryland Byrd (UMW) def. Charlie Kittredge/Harry Shepherd (WLU) 8-4
2. Matt Miles/Moses Hutchison (UMW) def. Mitchell Thomas/Michael Lukas (WLU) 8-2
3. Derek Hagino/Patrick Hughes (UMW) def. March Zheng/Thomas Harmon (WLU) 8-7 (7-2)

 

Match Notes
Mary Washington 8-2; National ranking #16
Washington and Lee 3-3; National ranking #40