W&L Men's Tennis Advances in NCAA's; Downs Thomas More, 5-0

Tye Loan

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team posted a 5-0 victory over Thomas More in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday afternoon at Emory University.

W&L dropped just seven points on its way to sweeping the doubles competition for a 3-0 lead. Sophomore Harry Shepherd (Ridgewood, N.J. / St. George's School) posted a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and then classmate Mitchell Thomas (Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic) closed out the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles.

The win improved the Generals to 13-6 overall, while the Saints fell to 13-4 on the season.

Washington and Lee advances to Saturday's second round, where it will face host Emory University at 10:00 am.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Thomas More College vs Washington and Lee (May 11, 2018)

Washington and Lee 5, Thomas More College 0
May 11, 2018 at Atlanta, GA (Emory University)

Singles competition
1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Derrick Kwok (TMC) 6-0, 6-3
2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Jeffrey Schenk (TMC) 6-1, 6-2
3. March Zheng (WLU) vs. Sheldon Preisler (TMC) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
4. Tye Loan (WLU) vs. Michael Schwarz (TMC) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
5. Noah Tapp (WLU) vs. Jared Haught (TMC) 6-1, 2-2, unfinished
6. Michael Lukas (WLU) vs. Wesley Smith (TMC) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished


Doubles competition
1. Harry Shepherd/Michael Lukas (WLU) def. Derrick Kwok/Jared Haught (TMC) 8-2
2. Noah Tapp/Tye Loan (WLU) def. Sheldon Preisler/Jeffrey Schenk (TMC) 8-4
3. Mitchell Thomas/Justin Gillette (WLU) def. Logan Daniels/Brandon Kwok (TMC) 8-1


Match Notes
Thomas More College 13-4
Washington and Lee 13-6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2)
2018 NCAA D-III Men's Tennis Championship - First Round