W&L WINS NINTH STRAIGHT ODAC MENS TENNIS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee mens 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. Roanokes 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,
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 Lynchburgs 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),
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&Ls Kim downed Virginia Wesleyan junior
Tom Drabczyk (Virginia Beach, Va./Salem), 6-1, 6-0.
-- ODAC TENNIS --
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