LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team knocked off its second ranked opponent in as many days and increased its winning streak to eight straight matches with a 5-4 win over 16th-ranked Mary Washington on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Courts.
W&L had defeated 23rd-ranked Case Western Reserve on Saturday and the Generals took a 3-0 lead on the Eagles by winning all three doubles matches on Sunday. Junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) clinched the match when he posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Evan Charles at No. 1 singles.
With the win, W&L improved to 10-3 overall, while the Eagles fell to 4-8.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm match.
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Washington and Lee Tennis
Mary Washington vs Washington and Lee (Mar 18, 2012)
Washington and Lee 5, #16 Mary Washington 4
Mar 18, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Outdoor Courts)
|1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Evan Charles (UMW) 6-4, 6-2|
|2. Alex Blakhin (UMW) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-1, 6-2|
|3. Tyler Carey (UMW) def. Michael Goldstein (W&L) 6-0, 6-4|
|4. Will Apperson (UMW) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6|
|5. Riley Baver (UMW) def. Christopher Hu (W&L) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7|
|6. Michael Freeman (W&L) def. Donato Rizzolo (UMW) 6-4, 6-0|
|1. Michael Goldstein/Mac Davis (W&L) def. Donato Rizzolo/Evan Charles (UMW) 8-6|
|2. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Riley Baver/Kaleb Nguyen (UMW) 8-3|
|3. Jeremy Becht/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Alex Blakhin/Tyler Carey (UMW) 8-4|
|Mary Washington 4-8; National ranking #16|
|Washington and Lee 10-3|