W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Sewanee in NCAA Second Round

W&L Men's Tennis Falls to Sewanee in NCAA Second Round

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-3 loss to Sewanee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at Emory University.

The Tigers grabbed a 2-1 advantage after doubles, claiming the No. 3 doubles match via a tiebreaker, 9-8 (8-6).

In singles action, senior Will Bannister (Bath, England / Beechen Cliff School) won 7-5, 6-1 at No. 2 and junior Mac Zheng (Leawood, Kan. / Pembroke Hill) won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4.  However, W&L couldn't produce another singles win and Sewanee closed the match out with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles.

The Tigers improved to 22-3 overall, while the Generals' finished the 2016-17 campaign with a 16-7 mark.

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Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Sewanee (May 13, 2017)

#22 Sewanee 5, #29 Washington and Lee 3
May 13, 2017 at Atlanta, Ga.

Singles competition
1. Avery Schober (SEWANEE) def. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) 6-4, 6-1
2. Will Bannister (WLUM) def. Andres Carro (SEWANEE) 7-5, 6-1
3. Jack Gray (SEWANEE) def. Zack Ely (WLUM) 6-4, 6-3
4. Mac Zheng (WLUM) def. Davis Owen (SEWANEE) 6-2, 6-3
5. Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Scott Gallimore (SEWANEE) vs. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Jack Gray/Alejandro Becker (SEWANEE) def. Charlie Kittredge/Will Bannister (WLUM) 8-5
2. Jordan Krasner/Mitchell Thomas (WLUM) def. Andres Carro/Jordan Brewer (SEWANEE) 8-5
3. Avery Schober/Aubrey Davis (SEWANEE) def. Thomas Harmon/Mac Zheng (WLUM) 9-8 (8-6)
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 16-7; National ranking #29
Sewanee 22-3; National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,1,2,3,5)
NCAA D-III Championships -- 2nd Round
Lightning Delay -- 2:55 pm ... Match was moved indoors at 3:25 when it rained
#3 doubles match was completed indoors