March 28, 2010

W&L Men's Tennis Fells Swarthmore, 7-2

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee men’s tennis team claimed a 7-2 victory over Swarthmore on Sunday morning in Swarthmore, Pa.

The Generals claimed wins at the final five singles positions and the bottom two doubles positions in winning for just the second time in their last six matches.

Sophomores Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and Michael Freeman (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) and senior Cliff Gaddy (Gulfport, Miss./Gulfport) all won their singles matches in two sets, while junior Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) and sophomore Mac Davis (Prospect, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) both won in three sets.

With the win, W&L improved to 9-6 overall, while Swarthmore fell to 2-6 on the season.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 3:00 pm contest.

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Swarthmore (Mar 28, 2010) 

#22 Washington and Lee 7, Swarthmore 2
Mar 28, 2010 at Swarthmore, Pa.

 Singles competition

1. Stephen Youngblood (SWAT) def. Hayden White (W&L) 6-4, 6-2

2. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Zach Kelm (SWAT) 7-5, 6-2

3. Will Hall (W&L) def. Mark Wee (SWAT) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Mac Davis (W&L) def. Maxwell Bessman (SWAT) 7-5, 3-6, 10-6

5. Michael Freeman (W&L) def. Malikm Mubeen (SWAT) 6-3, 6-1

6. Cliff Gaddy (W&L) def. James Wieler (SWAT) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Zach Kelm/Stephen Youngblood (SWAT) def. Alex Brooke/Jonathan Gaffney (W&L) 8-2

2. Jeremy Becht/Hayden White (W&L) def. Maxwell Bessman/Mark Wee (SWAT) 8-3

3. Mac Davis/Will Hall (W&L) def. Seth Udelson/Malikm Mubeen (SWAT) 8-3

Match Notes

Washington and Lee 9-6; National ranking #22

Swarthmore 2-6