PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The eighth-ranked Carnegie Mellon men's tennis team defeated 25th-ranked Washington and Lee by a score of 6-3 on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Generals dropped two of the three doubles positions, but recovered to post wins at No. 1 & 2 singles. First-year Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and sophomore Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) combined to win 8-4 at No. 2 doubles, while White posted a 7-6, 1-6, 6-2 win over Alex Nemerov at No. 1 singles. Becht knocked off James Muliawan by a score of 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles, but W&L could not come through in any of the bottom four singles positions to fall to 15-8 on the season. CMU improved to 19-5.
Washington and Lee will return to action in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament to be held on May 14 at a site to be determined.
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Washington and Lee
Washington and Lee vs Carnegie Mellon (May 01, 2010)
Carnegie Mellon 6, #25 Washington and Lee 3
May 01, 2010 at Pittsburgh, Pa.
|1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Alex Nemerov (CMUM) 7-6, 1-6, 6-2|
|2. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. James Muliawan (CMUM) 6-3, 6-3|
|3. Duke Miller (CMUM) def. Mac Davis (W&L) 6-2, 6-2|
|4. Jon Spero (CMUM) def. Michael Freeman (W&L) 6-2, 6-2|
|5. Harsha Rao (CMUM) def. Will Hall (W&L) 7-5, 6-2|
|6. Jeremy King (CMUM) def. Cliff Gaddy (W&L) 7-5, 6-2, 10-8|
|1. James Muliawan/Jeremy King (CMUM) def. Jonathan Gaffney/Alex Brooke (W&L) 9-7|
|2. Hayden White/Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Alex Nemerov/Civan Orhan (CMUM) 8-4|
|3. Duke Miller/Jon Spero (CMUM) def. Will Hall/Mac Davis (W&L) 8-|
|Washington and Lee 15-8; National ranking #25|
|Carnegie Mellon 19-5; National ranking #8|