W&L Men's Tennis Drops Season-Opener to JMU, 6-1

Mitchell Thomas

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team opened its 2019 spring season on Sunday, falling to Division I James Madison by a score of 6-1.

The Generals had two winners on the day, as the tandem of junior Mitchell Thomas (Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic) and first-year Bobby Neuner (Darien, Conn. / Darien) defeated JMU's Alvaro Arce and William Karpinski by a score of 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.  Neuner also posted a 6-3, 0-6, 13-11 win over Tate Steinour at No. 5 singles for the Generals lone point in the contest.

Washington and Lee fell to 0-1 on the season, while JMU improved to 3-1.

The Generals return to action on February 21 when they travel to Shenandoah for a 7:30 pm contest.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs James Madison (Feb 03, 2019)

James Madison 6, Washington and Lee 1
Feb 03, 2019 at Harrisonburg, Va.

Singles competition
1. Alvaro Arce (JMU) def. Harry Shepherd (WLU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
2. Paul Mendoza (JMU) def. Alex Fedor (WLU) 7-5, 6-2
3. Damon Roberts (JMU) def. Noah Tapp (WLU) 6-4, 6-1
4. William Karpinski (JMU) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. Tate Steinour (JMU) 6-3, 0-6, 13-11
6. Josh Raymundo (JMU) def. John Rudden (WLU) 6-1, 6-2

 

Doubles competition
1. Paul Mendoza/Tate Steinour (JMU) def. John Rudden/Harry Shepherd (WLU) 6-2
2. Gonzalo Adis/Josh Raymundo (JMU) def. Noah Tapp/Alex Fedor (WLU) 6-2
3. Mitchell Thomas/Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. Alvaro Arce/William Karpinski (JMU) 6-3

 

Match Notes
Washington and Lee 0-1
James Madison 3-1