May 1, 2010

W&L Men's Tennis Drops a 6-3 Decision to Carnegie Mellon

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 Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Carnegie Mellon (May 01, 2010)

#8 Carnegie Mellon 6, #25 Washington and Lee 3
May 01, 2010 at Pittsburgh, Pa.

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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-

 

Match Notes
Washington and Lee 15-8; National ranking #25
Carnegie Mellon 19-5; National ranking #8