W&L Men's Tennis Drops a 7-2 Decision to Hopkins

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee men’s tennis team dropped its fourth match in the last five outings, falling to eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins, 7-2, on Saturday afternoon at Swarthmore College.

Sophomore Michael Freeman (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) was the lone General to win in singles, defeating Michael Chang, 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles, the team of sophomore Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and first-year Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) posted a win at No. 3, defeating Warren Elgort and Ryan Rauck, 8-5.

The loss dropped W&L to 8-6 overall, while Johns Hopkins improved to 6-2 overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it takes on Swarthmore at 11:00 am.

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Johns Hopkins (Mar 27, 2010)

#8 Johns Hopkins 7, #22 Washington and Lee 2
Mar 27, 2010 at Swarthmore, PA (Mullan Center)

Singles competition
1. David Maldow (JHUM) def. Hayden White (W&L) 6-2, 6-2
2. Andrew Wang (JHUM) def. Will Hall (W&L) 6-2, 6-1
3. Warren Elgort (JHUM) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-3, 6-3
4. Andy Hersh (JHUM) def. Mac Davis (W&L) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jacob Barnaby (JHUM) def. Cliff Gaddy (W&L) 6-2, 6-3
6. Michael Freeman (W&L) def. Michael Chang (JHUM) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. David Maldow/Andrew Wang (JHUM) def. Alex Brooke/Jonathan Gaffney (W&L) 9-7
2. Jacob Barnaby/Casey Blythe (JHUM) def. Will Hall/Mac Davis (W&L) 9-8 (7-3)
3. Jeremy Becht/Hayden White (W&L) def. Warren Elgort/Ryan Rauck (JHUM) 8-5
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 8-6; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #6
Johns Hopkins 6-2; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #2