W&L Men's Tennis Defeats Christopher Newport, 7-2

W&L Men's Tennis Defeats Christopher Newport, 7-2

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team recorded a 7-2 victory over Christopher Newport on Saturday evening at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

The Generals recovered after dropping two of three doubles matches to win all six singles matches.  Sophomore Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and junior Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) posted wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, defeating players ranked third and sixth in the region, respectively.

With the win, W&L improved to 10-1 overall on the season.  The loss dropped CNU to 6-4 overall.  The Generals match against NC Wesleyan slated for Sunday has been postponed so W&L will return to action on Tuesday as it travels to Roanoke for a 3:30 pm match.


Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Christopher Newport (Mar 27, 2011)

#30 Washington and Lee 7, Christopher Newport 2
Mar 27, 2011 at Williamsburg, Va.

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Eric Shulman (CNUM) 6-4, 6-1
2. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Gianandrea Heyer (CNUM) 6-3, 6-3
3. Michael Freeman (W&L) def. Garrett Widing (CNUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Jonathan Gaffney (W&L) def. Matthew King (CNUM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Ben Fass (W&L) def. Dusty Nelson (CNUM) 6-1, 6-1
6. Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Josef Manilla (CNUM) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Gianandrea Heyer/Matthew King (CNUM) def. Mac Davis/Will Hall (W&L) 8-8 (5-6), retired
2. Eric Shulman/Dusty Nelson (CNUM) def. Jonathan Gaffney/Jeremy Becht (W&L) 9-7
3. Brian Roberts/Hayden White (W&L) def. Kyle Tobin/Robbie Wagner (CNUM) 8-0
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 10-1; National ranking #30
Christopher Newport 6-4