LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped its first ODAC match of the season with a 5-4 loss at Hampden-Sydney on Friday afternoon.
The Generals (7-4, 0-1) lost to Hampden-Sydney for the second-consecutive match after suffering a 5-3 loss to the Tigers in the 2009 ODAC Championship match.
In this season's meeting, W&L opened up a 2-1advantage following the doubles matches after winning No. 1 and No.3 doubles. However, only junior Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) and senior Alex Brooke (Alexandria, Va./Cheyenne Mountain) were able to win their singles matches as the Tigers claimed the 5-4 win. Hall defeated Shad Harrell, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 3 singles, while Brooke knocked off Zack Pack at No. 6 singles, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2.
With the loss, W&L dropped to 7-4 overall and 6-1 in the ODAC, while the Tigers improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it hosts Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm contest.
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Washington and Lee vs Hampden-Sydney (Mar 19, 2010)
Hampden-Sydney 5, #22
Washington and Lee 4
Mar 19, 2010 at Hampden-Sydney, Va.
|1. William Moss (HSC) def. Hayden White (W&L) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3|
|2. Rich Pugh (HSC) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-3, 6-1|
|3. Will Hall (W&L) def. Shad Harrell (HSC) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Kevin Calhoun (HSC) def. Mac Davis (W&L) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3|
|5. Tal Covington (HSC) def. Ben Fass (W&L) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3|
|6. Alex Brooke (W&L) def. Zack Pack (HSC) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2|
|1. Rich Pugh/William Moss (HSC) def. Jonathan Gaffney/Alex Brooke (W&L) 8-2|
|2. Hayden White/Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Shad Harrell/Kevin Calhoun (HSC) 8-5|
|3. Mac Davis/Will Hall (W&L) def. Tal Covington/Zack Pack (HSC) 8-4|
|Washington and Lee 7-4, 6-1 ODAC; National ranking #22|
|Hampden-Sydney 6-0, 4-0 ODAC|