W&L Men's Tennis Downs Virginia Wesleyan, 5-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The top-seeded and 19th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team began play in the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday by defeating eighth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan by a score of 5-1.

The Generals carried a 2-1 lead into singles play after wins at Nos. 2-3 doubles.  In singles action, first-year Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas/ATA College Prep), senior Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and first-year Michael Goldstein (Chapel Hill, N.C./Baylor School) won at Nos. 2-4, respectively, to give W&L the quarterfinal victory.

With the win, the Generals improved to 13-4 overall.  Virginia Wesleyan dropped to 9-11.

Washington and Lee advances to the semifinals and finals at Randolph-Macon on Saturday and Sunday.  The Generals will face either fourth-seeded Emory & Henry or fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Virginia Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (Apr 22, 2012)

#19 Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 1
Apr 22, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) vs. Brian Luke (VWCM) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Ryan Sadinski (VWCM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Steven Bond (VWCM) 6-2, 6-0
4. Michael Goldstein (W&L) def. Jamie Griffin (VWCM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Donnie Greathouse (VWCM) unfinished
6. Christopher Hu (W&L) vs. Darryl Fountain (VWCM) unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Sadinski/Brian Luke (VWCM) def. Michael Goldstein/Mac Davis (W&L) 8-3
2. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Jamie Griffin/Donnie Greathouse (VWCM) 8-0
3. Christopher Hu/Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Griffin Graves/Steven Bond (VWCM) 8-1
Match Notes
Virginia Wesleyan 9-11
Washington and Lee 13-4; National ranking #19
Quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament