W&L Men's Tennis Knocks Off Christopher Newport, 5-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team opened its spring schedule with a 5-4 victory over Christopher Newport on Saturday afternoon at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

The Generals (1-0) dropped two of the three doubles matches and fell at No. 1 and No. 2 singles before winning each of the final four singles matches to take the come-from-behind victory.

With the loss, Christopher Newport fell to 0-1 on the season.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Thursday when it hosts Lynchburg for a 3:30 pm match.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Christopher Newport vs Washington and Lee (Feb 11, 2012)

Washington and Lee 5, Christopher Newport 4
Feb 11, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. SHULMAN, Eric (CNUM) def. Michael Goldstein (W&L) 6-2, 6-3
2. HEYER, Gianandrea (CNUM) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-1, 6-4
3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. KING, Matt (CNUM) 7-5, 6-4
4. Michael Freeman (W&L) def. MANILLA, Joey (CNUM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Brian Roberts (W&L) def. TOBIN, Kyle (CNUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
6. Ben Fass (W&L) def. WAGNER, Robbie (CNUM) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. SHULMAN, Eric/KING, Matt (CNUM) def. Mac Davis/Michael Goldstein (W&L) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Jeremy Becht/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. HEYER, Gianandrea/MANILLA, Joey (CNUM) 8-4
3. WAGNER, Robbie/TOBIN, Kyle (CNUM) def. Michael Freeman/Ben Fass (W&L) 8-4
Match Notes
Christopher Newport 0-1; Regional ranking #10
Washington and Lee 1-0; Regional ranking #8