LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington
and Lee men’s tennis team opened its 2009-10 campaign by
hosting the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Singles Championship
at the W&L Courts on Saturday.
The Generals advanced one player to the semifinals of the number one flight, four players to the semifinals of the number two flight and four more players to the semifinals of the third singles flight. Three more players have yet to begin play in the fourth singles flight.
At No. 1 singles, first-year Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) opened the competition with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lynchburg’s Kristian Richardson. He then knocked off Roanoke’s Jon Roy, 6-1, 5-0 (Ret.) to set up Sunday’s semifinal matchup with Rich Pugh of Hampden-Sydney.
In the second singles flight, junior Tim Watson (White Stone, Va./Landon) and sophomores Mac Davis (Prospect, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), Jonathan Gaffney (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) and Michael Freeman (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) all went 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. Davis will face Gaffney and Watson will entertain Freeman for the right to advance to the finals.
At No. 3 singles, seniors Alex Brooke (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) and Cliff Gaddy (Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport) and juniors Tad Hatcher (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School) and Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) all advanced to the semifinals after posting 2-0 records for the day. Hall will play Brooke and Gaddy will take on Hatcher.
Final day action continues on Sunday morning from the Washington and Lee tennis courts.
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