W&L Men's Tennis Falters at Swarthmore, 6-3

W&L Men's Tennis Falters at Swarthmore, 6-3

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to Swarthmore on Saturday morning.

The Garnet swept the doubles points to assume a 3-0 lead entering singles action.  In singles, senior March Zheng (Leawood, Kan. / Pembroke Hill ) and sophomores Harry Shepherd (Ridgewood, N.J. / St. George's School) and Mitchell Thomas (Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic) all produced three-set wins, but it wasn't enough as the Generals dropped their first match of the season.

The loss moved W&L to 3-1 on the season.  Swarthmore improved to 2-1 overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it takes on Johns Hopkins for another match at Swarthmore.  Action begins at 11:00 am.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Swarthmore (Mar 10, 2018)

#32 Swarthmore 6, #31 Washington and Lee 3
Mar 10, 2018 at Swarthmore, Pa.

Singles competition
1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Mark Fallati (SC) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Thibault Vernier (SC) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
3. Simon Vernier (SC) def. Zack Ely (WLU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
4. Josh Powell (SC) def. Thomas Harmon (WLU) 6-4, 6-1
5. March Zheng (WLU) def. John Lathrop (SC) 6-3, 2-6, 12-10
6. Jiung Jung (SC) def. Tye Loan (WLU) 6-1, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Mark Fallati/Josh Powell (SC) def. Mitchell Thomas/Harry Shepherd (WLU) 8-4
2. Simon Vernier/John Lathrop (SC) def. March Zheng/Thomas Harmon (WLU) 8-2
3. Thibault Vernier/Jiung Jung (SC) def. Michael Lukas/Charlie Kittredge (WLU) 8-5


Match Notes
Washington and Lee 3-1; National ranking #31
Swarthmore 2-1; National ranking #32