ODAC Mens Tennis Pairings Set
Wash. and Lee Holds Top Billing, Shoots for 28th Title
SALEM, Va. --- Washington and Lee University
will be looking for its 28th Old Dominion Athletic
Conference (ODAC) men's tennis crown this week as the Generals
enter the 2008 postseason tournament as the top seed following an
unblemished league regular season record. Hampden-Sydney
College holds the second rank while Roanoke College and Bridgewater
College fill out the top four seeds, respectively.
Tournament play begins this Wednesday with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal matches to narrow down the eight-team field for Saturday's semifinals and ultimately Sunday's conference championship. The latter two rounds will be hosted by the highest remaining seed following quarterfinal action.
Washington and Lee (14-4 overall, 9-0 ODAC) enters the tourney having dropped only six matches amongst its nine ODAC fixtures, three apiece between singles and doubles action. Tim Ross leads the way with a 5-1 showing at #1 singles (10-5 overall). His only setback came against Hampden-Sydney's (12-2, 8-1) top gun in reigning ODAC Player of the Year, William Moss. The sophomore standout went a perfect 8-0 in conference top singles play, posting a 10-2 overall mark including a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Ross in March.
Listed below is the entire schedule for the 2008 ODAC Men's Tennis Tournament. For more information including match times, visit any of the participating schools' websites or the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.
2008 ODAC Men's Tennis Tournament Schedule
Quarterfinals - Wednesday, April 16
#8 Lynchburg (4-12, 2-7) at #1 Washington and Lee (14-4, 9-0) - 4:00 p.m.
#7 Virginia Wesleyan (3-11, 3-6) at #2 Hampden-Sydney (12-2, 8-1) - 3:00 p.m.
#6 Emory & Henry (4-13, 4-5) at #3 Roanoke (12-7, 7-2) - 3:00 p.m.
#5 Guilford (9-8, 5-4) at #4 Bridgewater (11-6, 5-4) - 3:00 p.m.
Semifinals - Saturday, April 19 - at Highest Remaining Seed
Winner 1v8 vs. Winner 4v5 - 11:00 a.m.
Winner 2v7 vs. Winner 3v6 - 3:00 p.m.
Championship - Sunday, April 20
- at Semifinals Host
Winners of Semifinals - 2:00 p.m.
* Match times subject to change