ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to top-ranked Emory University on Monday afternoon in Atlanta.
The Generals took No.1 doubles as the tandem of sophomores Harry Shepherd and Charlie Kittridge defeated the 21st-ranked duo of Scott Rubinstein and James Spaulding by a score of 8-5.
Shepherd stretched his match at No. 1 singles to a third set, but eventually the Generals were defeated in all six singles matches.
With the loss, W&L slipped to 8-4 overall, while Emory improved to 13-2.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to 20th-ranked Sewanee for a 4:00 pm match.
Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Emory University (Apr 16, 2018)
#1 Emory University 8, Washington and Lee 1
Apr 16, 2018 at Atlanta, GA (Woodpec Indoor Courts)
|1. Hayden Cassone (EUM) def. Harry Shepherd (WLU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2|
|2. Alec Josepher (EUM) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) 7-6, 6-3|
|3. Adrien Bouchet (EUM) def. Zack Ely (WLU) 6-4, 6-2|
|4. Andrew Harrington (EUM) def. Thomas Harmon (WLU) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Scott Rubinstein (EUM) def. March Zheng (WLU) 6-2, 6-0|
|6. James Spaulding (EUM) def. Charlie Kittredge (WLU) 6-0, 6-2|
|1. Harry Shepherd/Charlie Kittredge (WLU) def. Scott Rubinstein/James Spaulding (EUM) 8-5|
|2. Adrien Bouchet/Max Renke (EUM) def. Thomas Harmon/Mitchell Thomas (WLU) 8-6|
|3. Jonathan Jemison/Hayden Cassone (EUM) def. Michael Lukas/Tyebo Loan (WLU) 8-5|
|Washington and Lee 8-4|
|Emory University 13-2; National ranking #1|