W&L Men's Tennis Knocks Off No. 22 Mary Washington, 5-4

W&L Men's Tennis Knocks Off No. 22 Mary Washington, 5-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 21st-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team avenged an early-season loss to Mary Washington, knocking off the 22nd-ranked Eagles, 5-4, on Saturday at the W&L Courts.

The Generals dropped two of the three doubles matches, but recovered to win four singles matches to pick up the win.  Sophomores Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) and Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) posted straight-set victories at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively.

With the win, W&L improved to 18-5 overall, tying for the second-most wins in a season in program history.  Mary Washington dropped to 14-11 with the loss.

Washington and Lee will now wait to see who it will play in the NCAA Tournament which begins on May 10-12.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Mary Washington vs Washington and Lee (May 04, 2013)

#21 Washington and Lee 5, #22 Mary Washington 4
May 04, 2013 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Outdoor Courts)

Singles competition
1. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Hayden White (W&L) 6-1, 7-5
2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Alex Blakhin (UMW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Michael Holt (W&L) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
4. Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Sam Wichlin (UMW) 6-4, 6-2
5. Brian Krouskos (W&L) def. D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3
6. Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) def. Vincent Kim (W&L) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Evan Charles/Sam Wichlin (UMW) def. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) 8-5
2. Hayden White/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Tyler Carey/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) 8-6
3. Alex Blakhin/D. Lunding-Johansson (UMW) def. Brian Krouskos/John Kirby (W&L) 8-3
Match Notes
Mary Washington 14-11; National ranking #22
Washington and Lee 18-5; National ranking #21