W&L's White Named ODAC Men's Tennis Co-Player of the Year

W&L's White Named ODAC Men's Tennis Co-Player of the Year

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2012 all-conference men's tennis team on Wednesday and Washington and Lee was well represented, claiming the league's Co-Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) was named the Co-Player of the Year, along with Randolph-Macon junior Mederick Ceril.  Additionally, White was selected as the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Ceril was also honored as the Rookie of the Year, while R-MC's Wayne Vaughn was tabbed the Coach of the Year.  The Yellow Jackets also received the team sportsmanship award.

White was joined on the All-ODAC First Team for singles by first-year Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas/ATA College Prep), senior Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah), senior Michael Freeman (Portland, Ore./Jesuit), first-year Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) and senior Ben Fass (Baltimore, Md./Friends).

The doubles tandem of White and Shamshiri were also honored as a first team selection, as was the team of Becht and Hu.

White has notched a 15-6 record as the Generals' No. 1 singles player and is 13-6 at No. 2 doubles while playing with Shamshiri.  A two-time All-American, White is currently the fifth-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region.

Shamshiri garnered first team laurels at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles.  The rookie has posted a 13-9 record in singles play and a 15-8 mark in doubles action.

Becht earned his fourth straight selection to the All-ODAC team, earning first team honors at No. 3 singles and first team laurels at No. 3 doubles.  He has notched an 11-10 mark in singles and a 17-4 record while playing with Hu.

Freeman also earned his fourth all-conference honor, posting first team accolades at No. 4 singles.  He claims a 15-5 singles mark and is 2-2 in doubles.

Hu recorded first team honors at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles during the 2012 season.  He has logged a 12-6 singles record and a 15-4 doubles mark.

Fass posted first team honors at No. 6 singles, his third season with First Team All-ODAC honors.  He currently claims a 10-5 singles record and a  3-1 doubles mark.

Washington and Lee is 15-4 overall and finished with a perfect 9-0 record in conference play.  The 19th-ranked Generals won their third straight ODAC title and are awaiting their draw for the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament.