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Eagles Fall To W&L In ODAC Men's Tennis Championship Match

Eagles Fall To W&L In ODAC Men's Tennis Championship Match

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Washington and Lee defeated Bridgewater College 5-0 Sunday to win the ODAC Men's Tennis Championship played at Virginia Wesleyan College.

The title was the fourth straight for the Generals, ranked No. 23 in the nation, and the second straight year W&L defeated the Eagles to win the title match.

The Generals took an early lead by controlling the doubles matches. W&L won the three matches, losing a total of just three games.

W&L's Taylor Shamshiri and Michael Holt blanked Evan Stack and Brandon Larsen 8-0 at No. 1 doubles and Hayden White and Christopher Hu defeated Bridgewater's Mike Cable and Christian Lynn by the same score at No. 2. W&L's Brian Krouskos and John Kirby defeated Peter Hawkins and Sam Churchill 8-3 at the No. 3 doubles position.

The Generals closed out the match with wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Hu downed Lynn 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 while Krouskos stopped Cable 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5.

The remainder of the matches went unfinished.

At No. 1 singles, White won the first set from Hawkins 6-3. Shamshiri downed Larsen 6-3 in the first set at No. 2, but Larsen led the second set 5-2. Holt edged Stack 7-5 in the first set at No. 3 and Stack led the second set 1-0. At No. 6, W&L's Vincent Kim took the first set from Churchill 6-2 and the second set was tied at 3-3.

The Eagles finished the season with a 14-8 overall record and their second straight appearance in the ODAC championship match.