W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Emory in NCAA 2nd Round, 5-0

ATLANTA, Ga. – The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to second-ranked Emory University in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles easily swept all three doubles matches for an overwhelming advantage heading into singles play.  Emory then notched wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to close out the match and improve to 21-0 on the season.

The loss dropped the Generals to 16-5 overall.  Emory advances to the third round where it will meet either Whitman or North Carolina Wesleyan.

While W&L has finished with the team portion of the tournament, junior Hayden White  (Baltimore, Md./Towson) will continue play in the NCAA singles tournament held on May 24-26 in Cary, N.C.

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Washington and Lee vs Emory University (May 12, 2012)

#2 Emory University 5, #20 Washington and Lee 0
May 12, 2012 at Atlanta, GA

Singles competition
1. Dillon Pottish (EU) def. Hayden White (W&L) 6-1, 6-2
2. Chris Goodwin (EU) vs. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-4, 2-4, unfinished
3. Ian Wagner (EU) def. Jeremy Becht (W&L) 6-3, 6-1
4. Brian Kowalski (EU) vs. Michael Freeman (W&L) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
5. Eric Halpern (EU) vs. Ben Fass (W&L) 6-6, unfinished
6. Alex Ruderman (EU) vs. Brian Roberts (W&L) 2-6, 4-3, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Chris Goodwin/Will Humphreys (EU) def. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 8-5
2. Elliot Kahler/Ian Wagner (EU) def. Jeremy Becht/Ben Fass (W&L) 8-2
3. Dillon Pottish/Brian Kowalski (EU) def. Mac Davis/Brian Roberts (W&L) 8-3
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 16-5; National ranking #20
Emory University 21-0; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,1)
NCAA D-III Men's Tournament - 2nd Round Match
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