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W&L WINS 10TH STRAIGHT ODAC MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP


2005 Champion Washington and Lee

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s 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 Men’s 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, 6-3, 6-3.

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&L’s 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 Roanoke’s Oliff and Van Rheenan in the finals.

-- ODAC TENNIS --


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