W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Emory in NCAA Second Round, 5-1

W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Emory in NCAA Second Round, 5-1

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its 2018 season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to second-ranked Emory University on Saturday morning in Atlanta.

The Generals claimed an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles, as the team of sophomore Harry Shepherd (Ridgewood, N.J. / St. George's School) and senior Michael Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis. / University School of Milwaukee) earned victory over Scott Rubenstein and James Spaulding, the fourth-ranked doubles tandem in the Atlantic South Region.

However, the Eagles claimed straight set wins at No. 2, 4 and 5 singles to walk away with the victory.

Washington and Lee ends its season at 13-7 overall, while Emory improved to 17-4 for the year.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Emory University (May 12, 2018)

#2 Emory University 5, Washington and Lee 1
May 12, 2018 at Atlanta, GA (Emory University)

Singles competition
1. Jonathan Jemison (EUM) vs. Harry Shepherd (WLU) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
2. Hayden Cassone (EUM) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Alec Josepher (EUM) vs. March Zheng (WLU) 6-2, 3-0, unfinished
4. Adrien Bouchet (EUM) def. Tye Loan (WLU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Andrew Harrington (EUM) def. Noah Tapp (WLU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Scott Rubinstein (EUM) vs. Michael Lukas (WLU) 6-1, 4-0, unfinished

 

Doubles competition
1. Harry Shepherd/Michael Lukas (WLU) def. Scott Rubinstein/James Spaulding (EUM) 8-6
2. Jonathan Jemison/Adrien Bouchet (EUM) def. Noah Tapp/Tye Loan (WLU) 8-2
3. Andrew Harrington/Hayden Cassone (EUM) def. Mitchell Thomas/Justin Gillette (WLU) 8-4

 

Match Notes
Washington and Lee 13-7
Emory University 17-4; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,2,4)
2018 NCAA D-III Men's Tennis Championship - Second Round
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