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.
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)
|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|
|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|
|Washington and Lee 12-7; Regional ranking #15|
|Chris. Newport 12-8; Regional ranking #12|