W&L Men's Tennis Wins ODAC Semifinal Match Over Guilford, 5-1

Harry Shepherd

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team posted a 5-1 victory over fourth-seeded Guilford in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament held at the Everett Tennis Center at Virginia Wesleyan University on Saturday morning.

The Generals swept the doubles points with relative ease and the recorded straight set wins at Nos. 5-6 singles to close out the match.

Guilford ends its season with a 10-7 overall record, while W&L improved to 14-7.

Washington and Lee will advance to Sunday's ODAC title match, which will be held at Virginia Wesleyan at 10:00 am.  The Generals will meet the winner of the other semifinal contest between second-seeded Hampden-Sydney and third-seeded Virginia Wesleyan.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Guilford vs Washington and Lee (May 04, 2019)

Washington and Lee 5, Guilford 1
May 04, 2019 at Virginia Beach, Va. (Everett Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Mason Robb (GC) def. Harry Shepherd (WLU) 6-3, 3-0, retired
2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) vs. Elijah Gregory (GC) 6-4, 2-0, unfinished
3. Bobby Neuner (WLU) vs. Joe Horne (GC) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
4. Noah Tapp (WLU) vs. Jay Montague (GC) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
5. John Rudden (WLU) def. Tim Thompson (GC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tye Loan (WLU) def. Kai Glass (GC) 6-0, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. Mitchell Thomas/Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. Mason Robb/Elijah Gregory (GC) 8-5
2. Harry Shepherd/Noah Tapp (WLU) def. Jay Montague/Joe Horne (GC) 8-3
3. John Rudden/Tye Loan (WLU) def. Kai Glass/Tim Thompson (GC) 8-1


Match Notes
Guilford 10-7
Washington and Lee 14-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,5)
Semifinals of the ODAC Tournament