W&L Men's Tennis Upsets No. 16 North Carolina Wesleyan, 7-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 26th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team knocked off 16th-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan by a score of 7-2 on Sunday.

The Generals took all three doubles points, led by the top tandem of sophomore Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) and first-year Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin), who defeated Artsiom Prostak and Robert Kjellberg, the top-ranked duo in the Atlantic South Region.  The score was 9-8 (7-5).

In singles, W&L was paced by senior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md. / Towson), who won his 13th consecutive match by downing Kjellberg, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5).  Kjellberg is currently the top-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region.

The win improved the Generals to 13-4 overall, while the Battling Bishops dropped to 9-7 overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on April 14 when it hosts Franklin & Marshall for a 12:00 pm contest.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
N.C. Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (Mar. 31, 2013)

#26 Washington and Lee 7, #16 N.C. Wesleyan 2
Mar. 31, 2013 at Lexington, Va.

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Robert Kjellberg (NCWM) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Artsiom Prostak (NCWM) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 6-4, 6-0
3. Michael Holt (W&L) def. Johan Ljungdahl (NCWM) 7-5, 6-3
4. Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Peter Hviid (NCWM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Brian Krouskos (W&L) def. Mikhail Konnov (NCWM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
6. Marcus Pola (NCWM) def. Vincent Kim (W&L) 7-5, 4-6, 10-7
Doubles competition
1. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) def. Artsiom Prostak/Robert Kjellberg (NCWM) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Christopher Hu/Hayden White (W&L) def. Johan Ljungdahl/Marcus Pola (NCWM) 8-3
3. John Kirby/Brian Krouskos (W&L) def. Peter Hviid/Mikhail Konnov (NCWM) 9-7
Match Notes
N.C. Wesleyan 9-7; National ranking #16
Washington and Lee 13-4; National ranking #26