W&L Men's Tennis Defeats BC, 5-0, to Claim the ODAC Title

W&L Men's Tennis Defeats BC, 5-0, to Claim the ODAC Title

ASHLAND, Va. -- Top-seeded Washington and Lee produced a 5-0 victory over second-seeded Bridgewater to claim the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's tennis championship on Sunday morning at Randolph-Macon.

The win gives the Generals their third straight conference title and 31st ODAC crown in the 36 years the conference has recognized a champion.

Just like the semifinal win over Emory & Henry, W&L easily swept the doubles competition and took No. 5 and No. 6 singles to clinch the match.  Senior Ben Fass (Baltimore, Md./Friends) notched a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles, while classmate Brian Roberts (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) tallied a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles.

The win improved the Generals to 15-4 overall, while Bridgewater slipped to 13-6 for the year.

Washington and Lee earns the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.  The NCAA Tournament begins on May 11-13 with the first, second and third rounds.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Bridgewater Eagles vs Washington and Lee (Apr 29, 2012)

Washington and Lee 5, Bridgewater Eagles 0
Apr 29, 2012 at Ashland, VA (R-MC Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) vs. Peter Hawkins (BCMT) unfinished
2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) vs. Brandon Larsen (BCMT) unfinished
3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) vs. Evan Stack (BCMT) unfinished
4. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Brent Floyd (BCMT) unfinished
5. Ben Fass (W&L) def. Christian Lynn (BCMT) 6-2, 6-1
6. Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Sam Churchill (BCMT) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Evan Stack/Brandon Larsen (BCMT) 8-4
2. Jeremy Becht/Ben Fass (W&L) def. Christian Lynn/Peter Hawkins (BCMT) 8-3
3. Mac Davis/Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Mike Cable/Brent Floyd (BCMT) 8-4
Match Notes
Washington and Lee wins ODAC Championship