W&L Men's Tennis Downs H-SC to Win 10th Straight ODAC Title

ODAC Champ Team Photo

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.

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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)

Singles competition
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

 

Doubles competition
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

 

Match Notes
Hampden-Sydney 13-9
Washington and Lee 15-7