April 21, 2008

Seven Generals Tabbed to All-ODAC Men's Tennis Team

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2008 all-conference men's tennis team on Monday and Washington and Lee had seven players honored.

Seniors Tim Ross (Malvern, Pa./Conestoga), Nat Estes (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud), Seth Feibelman (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) and Stuart Sanford (New Orleans, La./Jesuit), junior Jamie McCardell (Cornwall, Vt./Episcopal) and sophomores Brent Meyers (The Hague, Netherlands/The British School) and Alex Brooke (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) all earned first team all-conference honors.

Ross garnered first-team honors at No. 1 singles and received second team recognition at No. 2 doubles. A three-time First Team All-ODAC selection, Ross has posted a 13-5 singles record and an 11-8 record in doubles this year.

Estes was a first-team selection at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles. Also a three-time first team all-conference honoree, he has notched an 11-5 singles record and a 15-4 doubles mark in 2007-08.

Feibelman earned first-team honors at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles. He has posted an 11-8 record in singles and a 12-3 record in doubles this year, and he is a four-time First Team All-ODAC honoree.

Sanford was a first-team honoree at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles after posting a 13-5 singles mark and a 14-3 doubles record this season. He was also a first-team honoree at No. 3 doubles as a sophomore.

McCardell earned first team all-conference laurels for the second-straight season and he claims a team-best 19-8 singles record and a 10-9 doubles record this year. He received first-team recognition at No. 4 singles and second-team laurels at No. 1 doubles.

Meyers has notched an 11-2 overall record at No. 6 singles en route to posting First Team All-ODAC honors. He also went 4-0 in doubles during the season.

Brooke received First Team All-ODAC honors at No. 3 doubles. He is 13-5 overall and has notched a 2-0 record in singles.

Hampden-Sydney swept the major awards, with Murrie Bates being named Coach of the Year and William Moss taking home Player of the Year honors. The Tigers' Rich Pugh was tabbed Rookie of the Year and H-SC's Andrew McLeod was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Randolph College took home the Team Sportsmanship Award.

Washington and Lee is 17-4 overall and finished with a perfect 9-0 record in the ODAC. The Generals claimed their 13th-straight ODAC title with a 9-0 win over Hampden-Sydney in the championship match on Sunday. W&L will now wait to see who it will play in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on May 2.

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