W&L WINS 10TH STRAIGHT ODAC MENS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee mens tennis team won its
10th-straight conference championship, claiming four singles flights and
all three doubles flights in the 2005 Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Championship held at W&L. The Generals tallied 85 points and were
followed by Roanoke (76), Guilford (66), Hampden-Sydney (53), Lynchburg
(53), Bridgewater (43), Virginia Wesleyan (39), Emory & Henry (35),
Eastern Mennonite (27) and Randolph-Macon (12).
Hampden-Sydney junior Patrick Gee (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) was
named the ODAC Player of the Year after winning the No. 1 singles flight.
Gee defeated Lynchburg senior Santiago Gindre (Leatherhead, U.K.) in the
final, 6-3, 6-3.
Roanoke freshman Kyle Allen (Bristol, Va./Abingdon) was named the ODAC
Rookie of the Year after finishing as the runner-up at No. 2 singles.
Allen fell to Washington and Lee junior David Shay (Martinez, Ga./Augusta
Prep), 6-0, 6-0 in the second singles final.
Additionally, Washington and Lee Head Coach David Detwiler was named
the ODAC Coach of the Year, while W&L senior Paul McClure (Memphis,
Tenn./Memphis University School) was named the ODAC Mens Tennis
Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
At No. 3 singles, Guilford freshman Caleb Kimbrough (Carrboro, N.C./Chapel
Hill) claimed the title with a 0-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Washington and Lee
sophomore Jon Malooly (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall).
In the fourth singles bracket, W&L senior Jeff Lusk (Shreveport,
La./Captain Shreve) emerged victorious with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Roanoke
sophomore Greg Oliff (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) in the finals.
At No. 5 singles, W&L junior Jordan Eichenberger (San Rafael, Calif./San
Rafael) defeated Roanoke junior Jon Byerly (Floyd, Va./Floyd Couty), 6-2,
6-0 in the finals. W&L also took home the No. 6 singles title as junior
Charles Anderson (Brentwood, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) knocked off Roanoke
sophomore Tim Van Rheenan (Warminster, Pa./Phil-Mont Academy) in the finals,
In doubles, the W&L duo of Shay and freshman Seth Feibelman (Richmond,
Va./Douglas Freeman) were victors in the first flight by defeating the
tandem of Virginia Wesleyan sophomores Jeff Zenisek (Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram
Trail) and Chris Lyon (Brooklyn, Conn./Killingly) in the finals, 8-0.
At No. 2 doubles, W&Ls Lusk and Eichenberger defeated Bridgewater
juniors Jarod Spessard (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) and David Behm
(Finksburg, Md./Westminster) in the finals, 8-2. At third doubles, W&L
junior Chris Kimmel (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyanne Mountain) and Anderson
claimed the title with an 8-0 win over Roanokes Oliff and Van Rheenan
in the finals.
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