LEXINGTON, Va. -- The second-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team avenged its earlier loss to Virginia Wesleyan, knocking off the top-seeded Marlins in the championship match of the 2016 ODAC Tournament at the W&L Courts on Sunday.
The Generals took two of the three doubles matches with a big 9-7 win at No. 3 doubles by the tandem of senior Joe Siami (Louisville, Ky. / St. Xavier) and junior Michael Lukas (Manitowoc, Wisc. / University School of Milwaukee) for a 2-1 lead.
In singles action, senior Thomas Johnson (Greenville, S.C. / Christ Church Episcopal) posted a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2, first-year Zack Ely (Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon) notched a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4 and Siami registered a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win at No. 5 to close out the match.
The team victory clinched W&L's seventh straight league crown and the program's 35th all-time ODAC title. In the process, the Generals improved to 15-8, while VWC fell to 17-7.
W&L, which receives the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, will now wait to see who it plays in the NCAA first round and where the game will be played.
Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Virginia Wesleyan College vs Washington and Lee (May 08, 2016)
Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan College 2
May 08, 2016 at Washington and Lee (Upper Tennis Courts)
|1. Graham Wilson (VWCM) def. Jordan Krasner (W&L) 7-5, 6-2|
|2. Thomas Johnson (W&L) def. Kenneth Downing (VWCM) 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Will Bannister (W&L) vs. Adam Rosemblaum (VWCM) 2-6, 6-3, 4-0, unfinished|
|4. Zack Ely (W&L) def. Drew Tomajczyk (VWCM) 6-1, 6-2|
|5. Joe Siami (W&L) def. Brendan Kelleher (VWCM) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1|
|6. Perry Clements (W&L) vs. Tyler Chang (VWCM) 6-4, 6-6, unfinished|
|1. Jordan Krasner/Will Bannister (W&L) def. Graham Wilson/Adam Rosemblaum (VWCM) 8-5|
|2. Kenneth Downing/Tyler Chang (VWCM) def. Thomas Johnson/Zack Ely (W&L) 8-4|
|3. Michael Lukas/Joe Siami (W&L) def. Drew Tomajczyk/Spenser Bullock (VWCM) 9-7|
|Virginia Wesleyan College 17-7|
|Washington and Lee 15-8|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,2,1,5)|
|Official: Releford Sanders T-3:30 A-97|