W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Kenyon in NCAA 2nd Round, 5-1

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.

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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) 

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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)
Match Notes
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
T-3:20 A-215