Washington College Sweeps Guilford College Tennis

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Visiting Washington College swept both men’s and women’s tennis matches at Guilford College Monday afternoon. The Shoremen, ranked 12th in the latest Campbell’s/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division III Atlantic South Poll, improved to 2-0 with an 8-1 win over the Quakers (5-4). Washington’s women also moved to 2-0 after a 9-0 win over short-handed Guilford (4-6).

After Guilford’s Tyler Mercier and Clayton Hamilton won the men’s first-doubles match, 8-4, from Washington’s Kristian Wilson and Kyle Lisco, the Shoremen won the next eight contests. Adam Cranford dealt Mercier just his second singles loss of the year in dual contests, 6-2, 6-4, at first singles. Kevin Papen downed Guilford’s Clayton Hamilton (Greensboro, N.C./Page (Greensboro), 6-3, 6-2, at second singles and teamed with Aaron Ellison for an 8-3 second-doubles triumph over the Quakers’ Trevor Cox and Charlie Smith. Ellison and Cranford were also two-time winners for Washington.

Washington’s women cruised to an easy 9-0 win over Guilford thanks in part to a pair of matches defaulted due to a Guilford injury. Jordan Finnegan lost just one point in two victories. She downed the Quakers’ Mackey Wesner, 6-1, 6-0, at first singles and teamed with Brittany Marshall for an 8-0 first-doubles triumph over Wesner and Natalie Sutton. Marshall downed Sutton at second singles, 6-0, 6-2. The closest women’s match of the afternoon was at fifth singles where Campbell McNichol defeated Guilford’s Liz Killion, 6-3, 7-5.

Guilford is back in action Friday (3/18) against visiting Christopher Newport University.

Tennis Match Results
Washington College vs Guilford
Mar 14, 2011 at Greensboro, NC
(McMichael Centennial Class Courts)

Washington College 8, Guilford 1

Mens Singles competition
1. Adam Cranford (WC) def. Tyler Mercier (GC) 6-2, 6-4
2. Kevin Papen (WC) def. Clayton Hamilton (GC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Aaron Ellison (WC) def. Trevor Cox (GC) 6-2, 6-1
4. Kyle Lisco (WC) def. Mark Cheong (GC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Joel Novick (WC) def. Brandon Johnson (GC) 6-0, 6-2
6. John Menzione (WC) def. Ben Nelson (GC) 6-4, 6-3

Mens Doubles competition
1. Tyler Mercier/Clayton Hamilton (GC) def. Kyle Lisco/Kristian Wilson (WC) 8-4
2. Kevin Papen/Aaron Ellison (WC) def. Trevor Cox/Charlie Smith (GC) 8-3
3. Adam Cranford/Marc Cywinski (WC) def. Ben Nelson/Jody Cox (GC) 8-0

Match Notes:
Washington College 2-0; Regional ranking #12
Guilford 5-4
Nonconference match
Washington is ranked 12th in the Atlantic South Region
T-2:45 A-25

Tennis Match Results
Washington College vs Guilford
Mar 14, 2011 at Greensboro, NC
(McMichael Centennial Class Courts)

Washington College 9, Guilford 0

Womens Singles competition
1. Jordan Finnegan (WC) def. Mackey Wesner (GC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Brittany Marshall (WC) def. Natalie Sutton (GC) 6-0, 6-2
3. Amanda Bercovici (WC) def. Anne Mogavero (GC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kat Cohen (WC) def. Nina Bollag (GC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Campbell McNicol (WC) def. Liz Killion (GC) 6-3, 7-5
6. Bethany Daller (WC) def. No player (GC), by default

Womens Doubles competition
1. Brittany Marshall/Jordan Finnegan (WC) def. Mackey Wesner/Natalie Sutton (GC) 8-0
2. Amanda Bercovici/Campbell McNicol (WC) def. Anne Mogavero/Liz Killion (GC) 8-0
3. Kat Cohen/Bethany Daller (WC) def. No player/No player (GC), by default

Match Notes:
T-3:00 A-25