Generals Slip Past Franklin & Marshall, 5-4

Harry Shepherd

LANDISVILLE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team took four of the six singles matches to post a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Friday evening at the Hampfield Recreation Center in Landisville, Pa.

The Diplomats took matches at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to carry a 2-1 lead into singles play.  However, the Generals posted singles wins at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 singles to take the victory and improve to 2-1 on the season.

Franklin & Marshall is now 0-1 after the loss.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to 19th-ranked Swarthmore for a 1:00 pm match.

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2018-19 F&M Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Franklin & Marshall (Feb 22, 2019)

Washington and Lee 5, Franklin & Marshall 4
Feb 22, 2019 at Landisville, Pa. (Hempfield Rec Center) 

Singles competition
1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Isaac Salas (FMCM) 6-2, 6-2
2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Zack Levin (FMCM) def. Noah Tapp (WLU) 7-5, 6-4
4. Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. Adith Chandavarkar (FMCM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Andrew Pace (FMCM) def. Tye Loan (WLU) 6-3, 6-3
6. John Rudden (WLU) def. Adrian Charchalis (FMCM) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Doubles competition
1. Adith Chandavarkar/Sam Bellersen (FMCM) def. Harry Shepherd/John Rudden (WLU) 8-4
2. Mitchell Thomas/Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. Zack Levin/Isaac Salas (FMCM) 8-1
3. Andrew Pace/Tristan Steffe (FMCM) def. Noah Tapp/Tye Loan (WLU) 8-7 (8-6)
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 2-1
Franklin & Marshall 0-1