W&L Men's Tennis Bests Catholic, 5-0, in NCAA First Round

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 26th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team posted a 5-0 victory over Catholic in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship on Friday afternoon at the W&L Courts.

W&L cruised through the doubles portion of the match to carry a 3-0 lead into singles.  The Generals won all three matches by identical scores of 8-1.

In singles, sophomore Michael Holt (Henrico, Va./Mills Godwin) notched a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 and first-year Jordan Kranser won by the same score at No. 4 to close out the match.

Washington and Lee improved to 18-4 overall, while the Cardinals fell to 11-7.

W&L returns to action on Saturday in the second round of the tournament against 12th-ranked Kenyon at 2:00 pm.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Catholic Men's Tennis vs Washington and Lee (May 9, 2014)

#26 Washington and Lee 5, Catholic Men's Tennis 0
May 9, 2014 at Lexington, VA (W&L Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) vs. Juan Lorido (CUAMT) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
2. Michael Holt (W&L) def. Brian Bradley (CUAMT) 6-1, 6-0
3. Christopher Hu (W&L) vs. Cassian Utrie (CUAMT) 6-1, 1-0, unfinished
4. Jordan Krasner (W&L) def. Joe Peters (CUAMT) 6-1, 6-0
5. Brian Krouskos (W&L) vs. Jason Quisberth (CUAMT) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
6. Thomas Johnson (W&L) vs. Alhagbani Adulrhman (CUAMT) 6-2, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Taylor Shamshiri/Michael Holt (W&L) def. Cassian Utrie/Juan Lorido (CUAMT) 8-1
2. Sam Borowsky/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Joe Peters/Jason Quisberth (CUAMT) 8-1
3. John Kirby/Jordan Krasner (W&L) def. Brian Bradley/Alhagbani Adulrhman (CUAMT) 8-1
Match Notes
Catholic Men's Tennis 11-7
Washington and Lee 18-4; National ranking #26
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (,2,4)
First Round of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship
T-1:38 A-115