W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Top-Ranked Emory, 8-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to top-ranked Emory University on Tuesday evening in Atlanta.

The Generals fell behind 3-0 following doubles play, but got one point when senior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Eric Halpern at No. 1 singles.  However, the Generals would drop the other five singles matches to fall to 1-2 on the season.

With the win, Emory improved to 3-1 overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Chattanooga, Tenn., to take on Sewanee at 3:00 pm.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Emory (Feb 20, 2013)

#1 Emory 8, #20 Washington and Lee 1
Feb 20, 2013 at Atlanta, Ga. (Emory Courts)

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Eric Halpern (EU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Alex Ruderman (EU) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-2, 6-1
3. Ian Wagner (EU) def. Michael Holt (W&L) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
4. Elliott Kahler (EU) def. Christopher Hu (W&L) 6-4, 6-3
5. Rafe Mosetick (EU) def. Brian Krouskos (W&L) 6-1, 6-2
6. Nick Szczurek (EU) def. Thomas Johnson (W&L) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Ian Wagner/Elliott Kahler (EU) def. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) 8-5
2. Alex Ruderman/Eric Halpern (EU) def. Hayden White/Christopher Hu (W&L) 8-5
3. Jackson Isaacs/Will Adams (EU) def. Brian Krouskos/Thomas Johnson (W&L) 8-2
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 1-2; National ranking #20
Emory 3-1; National ranking #1