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

Mac Zheng
Mac Zheng

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.

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

Singles Competition
1. Avery Schober (SEW) def. Jordan Krasner (WLU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Will Bannister (WLU) def. Andres Carro (SEW) 7-5, 6-1
3. Jack Gray (SEW) def. Zack Ely (WLU) 6-4,  6-3
4. Zac Zheng (WLU) def. Davis Owen (SEW) 6-2, 6-3
5. Jordan Brewer (SEW) def. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Scott Gallimore (SEW) def. Thomas Harmon (WLU) 6-4, 0-1, unfinished

Doubles Competition
1. Jack Gray/Alejandro Becker (SEW) def. Charlie Kittredge/Will Bannister (WLU) 8-5
2. Jordan Krasner/Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Andres Carro/Jordan Brewer (SEW) 8-5
3. Avery Schober/Aubrey Davis (SEW) def. Thomas Harmon/Mac Zheng (WLU) 9-8 (8-6)

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 p.m. ... Match was moved indoros at 3:25 when it rained
#3 doubles match was completed indoors