W&L Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season With a 6-3 Win Over Averett

W&L Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season With a 6-3 Win Over Averett

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team opened its spring season with a 6-3 win over Averett on Wednesday at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

The Generals (1-0) dropped two of the three doubles matches, but recovered to win each of the top five singles positions to win the match.

The Cougars fell to 2-1 on the year with the loss.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 2:30 pm match.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Averett vs Washington and Lee (Feb 22, 2017)

#38 Washington and Lee 6, Averett 3
Feb 22, 2017 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) def. Caius Blomqvist (AU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Will Bannister (WLUM) def. Lauri Soome (AU) 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3
3. Zack Ely (WLUM) def. James Wright (AU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Mac Zheng (WLUM) def. Nicolas Quevedo (AU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) def. Carlos Lora (AU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Nicolas Yanes (AU) def. Justin Gillette (WLUM) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Lauri Soome/Caius Blomqvist (AU) def. Will Bannister/Jordan Krasner (WLUM) 8-6
2. Nicolas Yanes/James Wright (AU) def. Zack Ely/Justin Gillette (WLUM) 8-6
3. Mac Zheng/Thomas Harmon (WLUM) def. Nicolas Quevedo/Carlos Lora (AU) 8-2
Match Notes
Averett 2-1
Washington and Lee 1-0; National ranking #38