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2004 Champion Washington and Lee

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s tennis team won its ninth-straight conference championship, claiming all six singles and all three doubles flights in the 2004 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship held at W&L. The Generals were followed by Roanoke and Virginia Wesleyan, who tied for second (61 pts.), Lynchburg (52 pts.), Bridgewater (46 pts.), Hampden-Sydney (44 pts.), Emory & Henry (28 pts.), Eastern Mennonite (16 pts.) and Randolph-Macon (15 pts.).

Additionally, W&L junior Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) was named the ODAC Player of the Year for the second straight season after taking the championship of the first singles flight and second doubles flight. Roanoke freshman Tim Van Rheenan (Warminster, Pa./Phil-Mont Academy) was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year after finishing the spring season with a 16-1 record and a runner-up finish at fifth singles and a fourth place finish at third doubles. Roanoke’s Phil Benne was tabbed as the ODAC Coach of the Year.

At No. 1 singles, McClure defeated Hampden-Sydney sophomore Patrick Gee (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman), 6-2, 6-1. He also teamed with W&L sophomore David Shay (Martinez, Ga./Augusta Prep) to take the title at No. 2 doubles, defeating Virginia Wesleyan freshmen Chris Lyon (Brooklyn, Conn./Killingly) and Jeff Cary (Portsmouth, Va./Western Branch), 6-1, 6-1.

At No. 2 singles, Shay defeated Lynchburg sophomore Bobby Lanza (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep), 7-5, 6-1 in the championship match.

W&L senior Graham Nix (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) claimed the championship of the third singles bracket with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Roanoke freshman Brendan Kopf (Lutherville, Md./Loyola) in the final. Nix then teamed with senior Austin Kim (Richmond, Va./Clover Hill) to win the championship of the first singles flight, downing Lynchburg’s Lanza and junior Santiago Gindre (Leatherhead, UK).

At No. 4 singles, W&L freshman Jon Malooly (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) defeated Roanoke sophomore Jon Byerly (Roanoke, Va./Floyd County), 6-1, 6-0.

At fifth singles, W&L senior K.C. Schaefer (Hilton Head Island, S.C./Troy (Ohio)) defeated VanRheenan, 6-0, 6-0. Schaefer then teamed with W&L sophomore Chris Kimmel (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyanne Mountain) to take the championship of third singles. The duo defeated Virginia Wesleyan freshmen Wes Lyon (Brooklyn, Conn./Killingly) and Jeff Zenisek (Jacksonville, Fla./Barterm Trail), 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.

At sixth singles, W&L’s Kim downed Virginia Wesleyan junior Tom Drabczyk (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem), 6-1, 6-0.


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