W&L Men's Tennis Suffers Setback at CNU, 5-4

Tye Loan

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team concluded its regular-season with a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to Christopher Newport on Sunday in Newport News.

The Generals trailed 2-1 following doubles and simply couldn't get over the hump in singles.  Three singles matches went to a third set, but CNU prevailed in two of the three to hold on for the 5-4 win.

W&L is now 12-4 overall, while the Captains are 12-8.

Washington and Lee will be the top seed for the ODAC Tournament, which begins on Tuesday with quarterfinal action.  The Generals will host the eighth-seeded team at a time to be determined.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Chris. Newport (4/28/2019)

Chris. Newport 5, Washington and Lee 4
4/28/2019 at Newport News, Va. (Eyre Courts)

Singles competition
1. Dominic Lacombe (CNUM) def. Harry Shepherd (WLU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Andy Mason (CNUM) 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
3. Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. William Trang (CNUM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Ryan Macy (CNUM) def. Noah Tapp (WLU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
5. Nicholas Ruzicka (CNUM) def. John Rudden (WLU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Tye Loan (WLU) def. Mason Kolls (CNUM) 6-7, 3-3, retired


Doubles competition
1. Ryan Macy/Andy Mason (CNUM) def. Mitchell Thomas/Bobby Neuner (WLU) 8-1
2. Harry Shepherd/Noah Tapp (WLU) def. James Baron/Dominic Lacombe (CNUM) 8-4
3. Nicholas Ruzicka/William Trang (CNUM) def. Tye Loan/John Rudden (WLU) 8-1


Match Notes
Washington and Lee 12-7; Regional ranking #15
Chris. Newport 12-8; Regional ranking #12