VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. --- The top-seeded Washington and Lee men's tennis team notched a 5-1 victory over second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday to claim its sixth straight Old Dominion Athletic Championship.
W&L has now won 34 of the 39 all-time men's tennis championships hosted by the ODAC.
The rematch of last season's conference title contest saw W&L jump out to a 2-1 lead following the doubles points. The team of senior Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) and junior Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin) registered an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles and the duo of sophomores Jordan Krasner (Rockville, Md. / Walter Johnson) and Will Bannister (Bath, England / Beechen Cliff School) also logged an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles.
In singles, Holt and Krasner won easily in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and first-year Ethan Markman (Bryn Mawr, Pa. / Episcopal Academy) also posted a straight-set win at No. 4 singles to give the Generals five team points and the victory.
W&L improved to 15-8 overall, while Virginia Wesleyan dropped to 14-5.
Washington and Lee will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship which begins on Friday at a site to be determined.
2014-15 Washington and Lee Men's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Virginia Wesleyan (May 03, 2015)
#32 Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 1
May 03, 2015 at Virginia Beach (Everett Tennis Center)
|1. Michael Holt (W&L) def. Graham Wilson (VWCM) 6-1, 6-4|
|2. Jordan Krasner (W&L) def. Kenneth Downing (VWCM) 6-0, 6-2|
|3. Spenser Bullock (VWCM) vs. Christopher Hu (W&L) 4-6, unfinished|
|4. Ethan Markman (W&L) def. Drew Tomajczyk (VWCM) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. Adam Rosemblaum (VWCM) vs. Will Bannister (W&L) 6-4, unfinished|
|6. Brendan Kelleher (VWCM) vs. Joe Siami (W&L) 6-7, unfinished|
|1. Michael Holt/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Graham Wilson/Adam Rosemblaum (VWCM) 8-5|
|2. Jordan Krasner/Will Bannister (W&L) def. Kenneth Downing/Tyler Chang (VWCM) 8-5|
|3. Brendan Kelleher/Drew Tomajczyk (VWCM) def. Joe Siami/Ethan Markman (W&L) 8-6|
|Washington and Lee 15-8; National ranking #32; Regional ranking #8|
|Virginia Wesleyan 14-5|
|Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship Match|
-- This release is courtesy of the Washington and Lee sports information department. --