College Men’s Tennis Final – #33 Washington and Lee 8, Guilford 1

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Visiting Washington and Lee University ended Guilford College’s four-match men’s tennis winning streak Sunday with an 8-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory. The Generals (11-5, 8-0 ODAC) are ranked 33rd in the current Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division III Tennis Rankings.

Washington and Lee’s Jordan Krasner and Will Bannister teamed for an 8-3 win over Guilford’s Tate Godwin and Mesa Martorell at first doubles, 8-3, Krasner knocked off Godwin at first singles, 6-1, 6-0. Bannister pulled out the day’s closest contest with a 7-5, 7-5, win over Martorell at second singles.

The Generals’ Mac Zheng and Thomas Harmon posted an 8-2 second-doubles win over Chasen Chacon and Graham Pearson. Washington and Lee’s pair posted convincing singles wins as Zheng downed Jon-Anthony Thomas in the fourth flight, 6-1, 6-0, and Harmon topped Levi Bruff 6-0, 6-1, in the fifth flight.

Bruff and Aaron Smedley teamed for an 8-5 third-doubles win over Zack Ely and Jack Johnson, which accounted for the Quakers’ (6-4, 4-2 ODAC) point.

Coach Dave McCain’s Quakers host NCAA Division I University of California, Riverside Monday (3/27) at 11:30 a.m.

Tennis Match Results
Washington and Lee vs Guilford
Mar 26, 2017 at Greensboro, N.C.
(McMichael Centennnial Class Courts)
#33 Washington and Lee 8, Guilford 1

Singles competition
1. Jordan Krasner (WLUM) def. Tate Godwin (GC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Will Bannister (WLUM) def. Mesa Martorell (GC) 7-5, 7-5
3. Zack Ely (WLUM) def. Aaron Smedley (GC) 6-2, 7-5
4. Mac Zheng (WLUM) def. Jon-Anthony Thomas (GC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Thomas Harmon (WLUM) def. Levi Bruff (GC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Charlie Kittredge (WLUM) def. Mason Church (GC) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Jordan Krasner/Will Bannister (WLUM) def. Mesa Martorell/Tate Godwin (GC) 8-3
2. Mac Zheng/Thomas Harmon (WLUM) def. Chasen Chacon/Graham Pearson (GC) 8-2
3. Levi Bruff/Aaron Smedley (GC) def. Zack Ely/Jack Johnson (WLUM) 8-5

Match Notes:
Washington and Lee 11-5, 8-0 ODAC; National ranking #33
Guilford 6-4, 4-2 ODAC
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match
Washington and Lee is ranked 33rd in the current Oracle/ITA NCAA Division III Rankings

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