LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 26th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to 12th-ranked Kenyon in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Duchossois Tennis Center.
The doubles points were tightly-contested, with the matches at No. 1 and No. 3 both going to a tiebreaker. The Generals pulled out the win at No. 1 as junior Taylor Shamshiri (Austin, Texas / ATA College Prep) and sophomore Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin) won 9-8 (8-6) on a between the legs winner by Shamshiri, the only play he could make following a lob shot. The team of sophomore John Kirby (Jacksonville, Fla. / Stanton College Prep) and first-year Jordan Krasner (Rockville, Md. / Walter Johnson) fell 9-8 after losing the tiebreaker, 7-5.
Trailing 2-1 entering singles play, the Lords notched wins at Nos. 1, 3 and 4 to close out the match and improve to 19-7 on the season. With the loss, W&L's season ended at 18-5.
Kenyon advances to the third-round where it will faces Emory University on Sunday at 10:00 am.
Washington and Lee Tennis
Kenyon College vs Washington and Lee (May 10, 2014)
#12 Kenyon College 5, #26 Washington and Lee 1
May 10, 2014 at Lexington, VA (Duchossois Tennis Center)
|1. Wade Heerboth (KENM) def. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 7-5, 6-2|
|2. Michael Holt (W&L) vs. Sam Geier (KENM) 6-7 (5-7), 5-2, unfinished|
|3. Tim Rosensteel (KENM) def. Christopher Hu (W&L) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Jacob Huber (KENM) def. Jordan Krasner (W&L) 6-4, 6-3|
|5. Brian Krouskos (W&L) vs. Nick Fiaschetti (KENM) 1-1, unfinished|
|6. Thomas Johnson (W&L) vs. Colin Haas (KENM) unfinished|
|1. Michael Holt/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Sam Geier/Tim Rosensteel (KENM) 9-8 (8-6)|
|2. Wade Heerboth/Colin Haas (KENM) def. Christopher Hu/Sam Borowsky (W&L) 8-2|
|3. Michael Roberts/Tristan Kaye (KENM) def. Jordan Krasner/John Kirby (W&L) 9-8 (7-5)|
|Kenyon College 19-7; National ranking #12|
|Washington and Lee 18-5; National ranking #26|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (,1,3,4)|
|Second Round of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship|