NORFOLK, Va. -- The top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team claimed its league-record 37th Old Dominion Athletic Conference title with a 5-1 victory over third-seeded Hampden-Sydney in the championship match of the conference tournament.
The championship was W&L's ninth in a row and will give the Generals (12-6) an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Hampden-Sydney (16-6) took the No. 3 doubles match, but the Blue & White posted easy decisions as Nos. 1-2 doubles to carry a 2-1 lead into the singles competition. In singles, the Generals took matches at No. 1, 2 and 3 to post the 5-1 decision. Sophomore Harry Shepherd (Ridgewood, N.J. / St. George's School) closed things out with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles.
Washington and Lee will now wait to see who it will play in the NCAA Tournament. Selections will be released on Monday.
Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Hampden-Sydney vs Washington and Lee (May 06, 2018)
Washington and Lee 5, Hampden-Sydney 1
May 06, 2018 at Norfolk, Va.
|1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Matthew Moody (HSC) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2|
|2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. William Driskill (HSC) 6-2, 6-0|
|3. Charlie Kittredge (WLU) def. Michael Moody (HSC) 6-2, 6-3|
|4. Tye Loan (WLU) vs. Clark Cummings (HSC) 7-5, 2-2, unfinished|
|5. Noah Tapp (WLU) vs. Levy Young (HSC) 6-1, 2-0, unfinished|
|6. Jack Johnson (WLU) vs. Grayson Burns (HSC) 2-5, 0-0, unfinished|
|1. Charlie Kittredge/Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Matthew Moody/Michael Moody (HSC) 8-4|
|2. Tye Loan/Noah Tapp (WLU) def. Levy Young/William Driskill (HSC) 8-3|
|3. Grayson Burns/Clark Cummings (HSC) def. Jack Johnson/Mitchell Thomas (WLU) 9-7|
|Washington and Lee 12-6|
|ODAC Championship Match|