W&L Tennis Lands Several All-State Honors

FERRUM, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s tennis programs dominated the 2010 College Division All-State teams as selected by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall), a 2010 graduate, was named the women’s Player of the Year and third-year mentor Eric Ishida was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.  Rising sophomore Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) was selected as the men’s Rookie of the Year and 10th-year Head Coach David Detwiler received Coach of the Year laurels.

Rising junior Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) joined Caire on the First Team All-State squad, while graduate Blair Brzeski (Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura) and rising junior Ann Morris (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) were selected to the second team.

White was tabbed to the first team, while rising senior Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) and rising junior Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) were named to the second team.

A First Team All-ODAC honoree during the spring, Caire finished the season with a 7-6 singles record and an 11-8 doubles mark.  She competed at the NCAA Division III Championships in both singles and doubles, earning All-America honors in each event.  The 2010 ODAC and Atlantic South Region Player of the Year, she completed her career with a 47-14 singles record and a 76-24 doubles record.

Ishida led the Generals to a 19-7 overall record an ODAC title and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships, where W&L advanced to the third round.  He was also selected as the ODAC and Atlantic South Region Coach of the Year in 2010.

Yeatman also participated at the 2010 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in finishing the year with a 13-5 singles record and a 14-6 doubles mark.  A First Team All-ODAC pick in both singles and doubles, she garnered All-America honors in doubles and was tabbed as the Atlantic South Region “Player to Watch”.

Brzeski garnered First Team All-ODAC honors in both singles and doubles during the 2010 campaign, finishing with a team-best 21-6 singles mark and a 16-8 doubles record.  A two-time First Team All-ODAC selection in singles, Brzeski completed her career with a 40-7 singles record and a 31-8 doubles record.

Morris adds the all-state honor to a list that includes First Team All-ODAC laurels in both singles and doubles in 2010 and First Team All-ODAC accolades in singles in 2009.  She posted a 10-13 singles mark and an 18-6 doubles record during the 2010 year.

White received VaSID Rookie of the Year and First Team All-State honors after garnering the ODAC and ITA Atlantic South Rookie of the Year Awards and All-America honors in singles.  He finished fourth at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Championships during the fall and earned First Team All-ODAC honors in both singles and doubles during the spring.  White was qualifier for the NCAA National Singles Championship, finishing with a 17-8 record in doubles and a 23-11 singles record.

Detwiler led the W&L men’s tennis program to a 16-9 overall record and a 7-1 ODAC mark.  He guided the Generals to the 2010 ODAC title and W&L advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hall was a First Team All-ODAC honoree in singles and a second team selection in doubles this past spring.  He finished the season with a 17-8 singles mark and a 17-10 doubles record.

Becht earned Second Team All-ODAC honors in doubles and first team all-conference laurels in singles.  The 2009 ODAC Rookie of the Year completed the season with a 14-9 singles record and a 17-8 doubles mark.

In other major awards handed out by VaSID, Hollins’ Karen Montoya was named the women’s Rookie of the Year, while Hampden-Sydney’s William Moss was selected as the men’s Player of the Year.