ATLANTA, Ga. --- The Washington and Lee men's tennis team posted a 5-0 victory over Thomas More in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday afternoon at Emory University.
W&L dropped just seven points on its way to sweeping the doubles competition for a 3-0 lead. Sophomore Harry Shepherd (Ridgewood, N.J. / St. George's School) posted a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and then classmate Mitchell Thomas(Houma, La. / Vandebilt Catholic) closed out the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles.
The win improved the Generals to 13-6 overall, while the Saints fell to 13-4 on the season.
Washington and Lee advances to Saturday's second round, where it will face host Emory University at 10:00 am.
Washington and Lee 5, Thomas More College 0
May 11, 2018 at Atlanta, GA (Emory University)
|1. Harry Shepherd (WLU) def. Derrick Kwok (TMC) 6-0, 6-3|
|2. Mitchell Thomas (WLU) def. Jeffrey Schenk (TMC) 6-1, 6-2|
|3. March Zheng (WLU) vs. Sheldon Preisler (TMC) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished|
|4. Tye Loan (WLU) vs. Michael Schwarz (TMC) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished|
|5. Noah Tapp (WLU) vs. Jared Haught (TMC) 6-1, 2-2, unfinished|
|6. Michael Lukas (WLU) vs. Wesley Smith (TMC) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished|
|1. Harry Shepherd/Michael Lukas (WLU) def. Derrick Kwok/Jared Haught (TMC) 8-2|
|2. Noah Tapp/Tye Loan (WLU) def. Sheldon Preisler/Jeffrey Schenk (TMC) 8-4|
|3. Mitchell Thomas/Justin Gillette (WLU) def. Logan Daniels/Brandon Kwok (TMC) 8-1|
|Thomas More College 13-4|
|Washington and Lee 13-6|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2)|
|2018 NCAA D-III Men's Tennis Championship - First Round|