NORFOLK, Va. -- The top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Hampden-Sydney in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship match on Sunday morning at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.
The victory gave W&L its 10th straight conference title and its 38th ODAC Championship overall. This marks the second straight year that W&L has defeated the Tigers in the championship match, having posted a 5-1 win in last season's title match.
W&L got off to a quick start in the 2019 championship bout, claiming all three doubles points to open a 3-0 lead entering singles play. In singles, first-year Bobby Neuner (Darien, Conn. / Darien) and sophomore Noah Tapp (Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay) claimed wins at No. 3 and 4, respectively, to close out the match.
Washington and Lee is now 15-7 overall, while Hampden-Sydney fell to 13-9 on the season.
W&L receives the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament and will wait to see who it will play and where. The selections will be announced on Monday.
Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Hampden-Sydney vs Washington and Lee (05/05/2019)
Washington and Lee 5, Hampden-Sydney 0
05/05/2019 at Norfolk, Va. (Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
|1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) vs. Matthew Moody (H-SC) 7-6, 1-1, unfinished|
|2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) vs. Michael Moody (H-SC) 6-3, 2-2, unfinished|
|3. Bobby Neuner (WLU) def. William Driskill (H-SC) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Noah Tapp (WLU) def. Grayson Burns (H-SC) 6-1, 6-2|
|5. John Rudden (WLU) vs. Clark Cummings (H-SC) 1-0, unfinished|
|6. Tye Loan (WLU) vs. Tyler Brice (H-SC) 0-0, unfinished|
|1. Bobby Neuner/Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Matthew Moody/Michael Moody (H-SC) 8-4|
|2. Harry Shepherd/Noah Tapp (WLU) def. William Driskill/Grayson Burns (H-SC) 8-5|
|3. Tye Loan/John Rudden (WLU) def. Tyler Brice/Clark Cummings (H-SC) 8-3|
|Washington and Lee 15-7|