Several Generals Named to VaSID All-State Tennis Teams

FERRUM, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Directors released its 2011 college division all-state men’s and women’s tennis teams recently and Washington and Lee had several student-athletes honored.

On the men’s side, rising junior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) was named the Player of the Year and he was joined on the first team by rising seniors Jeremy Becht (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) and Michael Freeman (Portland, Ore./Jesuit).  Recent graduate Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) was selected to the second team.

For the women, fourth-year Head Coach Eric Ishida was named the Coach of the Year.  Rising seniors Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) and Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) were both named to the first team, while classmate Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) received second team laurels.

White was named the Player of the Year after earning First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-America accolades this spring.  An All-America selection as a first-year as well, he finished the 2011 season with a 19-5 singles record and a 20-4 doubles mark.  He was ranked sixth regionally and 22nd nationally in singles. 

Becht was a First Team All-ODAC pick for the third-straight year after posting a 16-6 singles record and a 14-5 doubles mark.  Freeman was also an all-conference pick for the third time after totaling a 13-5 record in singles and a 15-1 doubles mark.  Hall also earned All-ODAC honors for the third time this spring, finishing with a 7-6 singles mark and a 13-5 doubles record.

The Washington and Lee men finished the 2011 season with a 15-4 overall record.  The Generals won the ODAC and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Ishida added VaSID Coach of the Year honors to his fourth-straight ODAC Coach of the Year honor.  He guided the Generals to a 20-7 overall record and the ODAC title as W&L advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.  He will enter his fifth season with an 87-20 career record.

Lukas and Sadler both added all-state laurels to a list of honors that included First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-America recognition. Together they notched a 16-12 doubles record and ranked fourth in the region and 13th nationally.  Individually, Lukas went 10-9 in singles play and 17-14 in doubles action, while Sadler was 14-7 in singles and 18-12 in doubles.

Yeatman was also a First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-America pick after finishing the 2011 campaign with a 7-11 singles record and a 15-5 doubles mark.  Yeatman finished second in the region and 10th in Division III in the final singles rankings.