March 17, 2012

W&L Men's Tennis Upsets 23rd-ranked Case Western, 5-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team extended its winning streak to seven straight matches with a 5-3 win over 23rd-ranked Case Western Reserve on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Outdoor Courts.

The Generals took Nos. 1-2 doubles to enter singles play with a 2-1 lead.  Junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) then knocked off CWRU's Will Drougas, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 1 singles and first-year Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas/ATA College Prep) recorded a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Sean Carr at No. 2 singles.  First-year Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) also logged a singles victory, defeating Rohan Patel, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 4 singles.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Sunday when it hosts 16th-ranked Mary Washington at 1:00 pm

-- GENERALS --

Washington and Lee Tennis
Case Western Reserve Univ. vs Washington and Lee (Mar 17, 2012)

Washington and Lee 5, #23 Case Western Reserve Univ. 3
Mar 17, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Outdoor Courts)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Will Drougas (CASE) 6-3, 7-5
2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Sean Carr (CASE) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Kyle Gerber (CASE) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Rohan Patel (CASE) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Eric Klawitter (CASE) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 1-1, unfinished
6. John Healey (CASE) def. Ben Fass (W&L) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Kyle Gerber/John Healey (CASE) 8-6
2. Jeremy Becht/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Richard Brunsting/Sean Carr (CASE) 8-6
3. Eric Klawitter/Rohan Patel (CASE) def. Mac Davis/Vincent Kim (W&L) 8-6
Match Notes
Case Western Reserve Univ. 9-7; National ranking #23
Washington and Lee 9-3