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

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee University improved to 6-0 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play Sunday with an 8-1 men’s tennis victory over Guilford College.

The Generals (7-3, 6-0 ODAC), ranked eighth in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III South Atlantic Region Poll, claimed all six singles matches. Hayden White downed Guilford’s Tyler Mercier, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3, in a hard-fought match at first singles. Washington and Lee lost just three points in the remaining five singles matches.

Guilford (2-4, 0-1 ODAC) earned its lone point at first doubles where Mercier and Clayton Hamilton (Greensboro, N.C./Page (Greensboro)) teamed for an 8-4 victory over White and Taylor Shamshiri.

The Quakers are back in action Saturday (3/10) at league-rival Virginia Wesleyan College.

Tennis Match Results
Guilford vs Washington and Lee
Mar 04, 2012 at Lexington, Va.
(W&L Courts)

Washington and Lee – 8
Guilford – 1

Singles competition
1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Tyler Mercier (GC) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3
2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Clayton Hamilton (GC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Turner Votipka (GC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Colin Rapp (GC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ben Fass (W&L) def. Mark Cheong (GC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Vincent Kim (W&L) def. Ben Nelson (GC) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Clayton Hamilton/Tyler Mercier (GC) def. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) 8-4
2. Jeremy Becht/Christopher Hu (W&L) def. Colin Rapp/Turner Votipka (GC) 8-1
3. Mac Davis/Vincent Kim (W&L) def. Mark Cheong/Ben Nelson (GC) 8-2

Match Notes:
Guilford 2-4, 0-1 ODAC
Washington and Lee 7-3, 6-0 ODAC; Regional ranking #8
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match