Washington and Lee Ends Guilford Men's Tennis Season in ODAC Tournament Semifinals

Mason Robb '20 (Va. Wesleyan Sports Information photo)
Mason Robb '20 (Va. Wesleyan Sports Information photo)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Top-seeded Washington and Lee University advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Tennis Tournament final with a 5-1 semifinal win over fourth-seeded Guilford College Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan University.

The Generals (14-7), ranked 15th in the April 25 Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division III Atlantic South Poll, advanced to play Hampden-Sydney College in Sunday's final at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center at Old Dominion University. Guilford's season ends with a 10-7 overall record.

Washington and Lee won all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead. The Generals' Tye Loan and John Rudden made quick work of the Quakers' Kai Glass and Tim Thompson in an 8-1 third-doubles win. Guilford's Joe Horne and Jay Montague dropped an 8-3 decision at the second flight to Harry Shephard and Noah Tapp. The closest doubles contest was at the number-one flight where Mitchell Thomas and Bobby Neuner pulled out an 8-5 victory over the Quakers' Elijah Gregory and Mason Robb.

Loan dispatched of Glass, 6-0, 6-1, at sixth singles for a 4-0 Washington and Lee advantage. The Quakers earned their point when Shephard retired trailing by a set to Robb at first singles. Rudden ended the match played to completion with a 6-1, 6-1 fifth-singles win over Thompson.

Coach Dave McCain's team has no seniors and could return all six students from this year's side in 2019-20.