ODAC Men's Tennis News Archive

2016-17 ODAC Men's Tennis News


February 20, 2017
Crossover season is officially underway with a full slate of sports in action the past week. Those earning weekly awards include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Zack Burnett from Lynchburg men's basketball, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, A.J. Witherell from Washington and Lee men's lacrosse, Haley Tucker from W&L women's lacrosse, Courtney Lackey from Guilford softball, Eric Yost from GC baseball, Darby Kozan from GC softball, Jake Loew from Shenandoah baseball, Tate Godwin from GC men's tennis, Brooke Donnelly from W&L women's tennis, Evan Griffey from LC men's indoor track, Oksana Kittrell from Eastern Mennonite women's indoor track, Alec Thibodeaux from EMU men's indoor track, and Amber Celen from Bridgewater women's indoor track.

February 3, 2017
Washington and Lee University has hoisted seven consecutive conference trophies and was picked to repeat yet again as the Generals headline the annual ODAC Men's Tennis Preseason Poll conducted by the league's head coaches. W&L earned 10 first place votes on the way to 100 total points. The next four ranks in the table are separated by just 19 points, with Bridgewater College sitting second with 82 tallies. Guilford College and its 70 points are just two ticks clear of Hampden-Sydney College for third place, although the Tigers did corral the final first place nod. Virginia Wesleyan College rounds out the tightly packed group with 63 points.

December 7, 2016
Director of Athletics Jon Waters announced today the appointment of Christopher Clarke as the new Director of Tennis for the Lynchburg Hornets. " Chris has had a wide variety of tennis experiences and will be a great mentor and coach for our tennis programs as they continue to build on the successes of last year and the hard work that they have put in this fall. " said Waters. Clarke, a PTR Certified Professional, will begin immediately.

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2015-16 ODAC Men's Tennis News


June 6, 2016
Eastern Mennonite University and Washington and Lee University added to their awards quota for the 2015-16 season as the ODAC Board of Directors announced the annual winners of the top scholar-athlete awards in the conference. Royals' cross country and track & field star Hannah Chappell-Dick was selected as the Marjorie Berkley Award winner, while Generals' tennis standout Michael Holt was tabbed for the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award.

May 17, 2016
Virginia Wesleyan College and Washington and Lee University each took home a pair of major honors as part of the All-ODAC Men's Tennis Awards. Marlins standout Graham Wilson and head coach Marty Perry were named the ODAC Player and Coach of the Year, respectively. The Generals Zack Ely garnered ODAC Rookie of the Year laurels, while teammate Michael Holt secured his third straight ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete award.

May 14, 2016
The Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season end in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 5-0 loss to top-ranked Emory University on Saturday. The Eagles swept the doubles and then claimed straight set wins at No. 1 and No. 6 singles to close out the match.

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2014-15 ODAC Men's Tennis News


August 20, 2015
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2014-15 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the 17 winter and spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the sixth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

June 23, 2015
The Virginia Wesleyan College athletic department announced the hiring of Martin Perry as the new Director of Men's and Women's Tennis recently. Perry comes to Virginia Wesleyan from Longwood University where he was the head coach of the men's tennis program. He has also led the Bridgewater College tennis programs.

June 8, 2015
Washington and Lee University collected its 20th and 21st season-ending conference accolades as the ODAC Board of Directors announced its top two individual student-athlete awards on Monday. Generals' track & field athlete Jillian Katterhagen was recognized as the Marjorie Berkley Award recipient, men's tennis player Christopher Hu took home the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award.

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2013-14 ODAC Men's Tennis News


June 11, 2014
Following an extensive search, Bridgewater College Director of Athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Jordon Robinson as the new head coach for the Eagles men’s and women’s tennis teams.

May 19, 2014
After eight years at Hampden-Sydney College, Murrie Bates will retire from his post as head tennis coach. His teams went 80-47 overall and 52-22 in the ODAC while finishing top two in the ODAC for four straight seasons, including going undefeated at 9-0 in 2010. He led the Tigers to the conference title in 2009, the same year he was named the state coach of the year. He was also named the ODAC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2010.

May 10, 2014
The 26th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to 12th-ranked Kenyon in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

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2012-13 ODAC Men's Tennis News


May 9, 2013
The 21st-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team fell to 23rd-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan by a score of 5-3 in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Emory University.

May 6, 2013
Washington and Lee University will represent the ODAC in both the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Team Tournaments, set to begin play May 10-12 in a series of first, second and third round matches. The Generals earned their spots in both tournaments via the ODAC’s automatic bids after winning the conference postseason tourneys.

May 2, 2013
Washington and Lee standout Hayden White picked up a pair of honors for the second straight year as part of the 2013 ODAC Men's Tennis awards. White was named both the ODAC Player of the Year and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. Generals' mentor David Detwiler was tabbed the ODAC Coach of the Year, while Virginia Wesleyan newcomer Graham Wilson earned the ODAC Rookie of the Year accolade.

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2011-12 Men's Tennis News


May 12, 2012
The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to second-ranked Emory University in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped the Generals to 16-5 overall. Emory advances to the third round where it will meet either Whitman or North Carolina Wesleyan.

May 11, 2012
The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team recovered from a 3-0 hole following doubles play to record a 5-3 victory over the University of Texas-Tyler in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday afternoon at Emory University. W&L moves on to face host Emory at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

May 10, 2012
The NCAA released its selections for the 2012 Division III Singles and Doubles Championships to be held on May 24-26 at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. Junior Hayden White (bottom left), senior Lauren Lukas (top left) and freshman Sonja Meighan will represent Washington and Lee and the ODAC on the men's and women's sides of the bracket.

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2010-11 Men's Tennis News


May 27, 2011
ashington and Lee sophomore Hayden White was eliminated in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Division III Singles Championship on Friday at Pomona-Pitzer. White, ranked seventh in the region, finished his sophomore campaign with a 19-5 overall singles record and a 20-4 doubles mark.

May 14, 2011
The Washington and Lee men's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to North Carolina Wesleyan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday morning at the W&L Outdoor Courts.

May 12, 2011
Washington and Lee University will represent the ODAC in the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Team Tournament set to begin on Friday. The Generals will host a five-team pod and have earned a bye into the second round. Hayden White (pictured) will also play in the individual singles tournament.

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2009-10 Men's Tennis News


March 7, 2011
Spring Break is in full swing for many schools, with tournaments featuring in several spring sports. This week, nine athletes earned weekly honors, including: Joseph Lucas, BC; Katie Bruce, LC; Shayne Paskanik, VWC (not pictured); Brenae Pettit, VWC; Tim Gavrich, W&L; Gina Valles, RC; Jeff Keating, RC; Christina Douglas, W&L; Will Hall, W&L

June 11, 2010
A pair of student-athletes were honored with the league's highest honors on Thursday afternoon at the annual ODAC Board of Directors meetings. Rebecca Bradford from VWC was awarded the Marjorie Berkley Award. Fellow senior and H-SC men’s tennis star, William Moss, garnered the Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Award.

May 28, 2010
Hayden White has had quite a rookie year at Washington and Lee, and his season will continue on Friday as the recently crowned ITA Atlantic South Region Rookie of the Year will be the ODAC’s lone representative at the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships. The event will be played at and hosted by Oberlin College.

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2008-09 Men's Tennis News


May 9, 2009
In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Hampden-Sydney fell short of a regional championship appearance as #2 Emory University took a convincing 5-0 victory.

May 8, 2009
Hampden-Sydney continues its strong postseason play as the Tigers defeated the Transylvania, 5-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers came out strong in doubles play, winning two of the three matches.

May 5, 2009
A pair of ODAC schools prepare to enter the 2009 NCAA Division III Tennis Tournaments this week as the first three rounds of play begin this weekend. Washington and Lee University will play host to five women’s squads on May 8-10 while Hampden-Sydney College travels to Emory University for its NCAA action.

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2007-08 Men's Tennis News


April 21, 2008
Hampden-Sydney College sophomore standout William Moss notched is second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s tennis Player of the Year award this weekend following a vote by the conference’s coaches. Teammates Rich Pugh and Andrew McLeod were named the Rookie of the Year and ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year, respectively, and H-SC mentor Murrie Bates was tabbed the Coach of the Year.

April 20, 2008
The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee men's tennis team defeated Hampden-Sydney, 9-0, to claim its 13th-straight ODAC championship. The Generals will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

April 15, 2008
Washington and Lee University will be looking for its 28th Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s tennis crown this week as the Generals enter the 2008 postseason tournament as the top seed following an unblemished league regular season record. Hampden-Sydney College holds the second rank while Roanoke College and Bridgewater College fill out the top four seeds, respectively.

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2006-07 Men's Tennis News


June 26, 2007
Bridgewater College Director of Athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Conor Smith as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach.

May 14, 2007
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its 2006-07 regional award winners on Monday afternoon. Washington and Lee Men's Tennis Coach David Detwiler and Women's Tennis Coach Cinda Rankin were both named the Atlantic South Region Coach of the Year for Division III. Additionally, senior Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) was selected as the recipient of the Division III Atlantic South Region ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship Award.

March 1, 2007
After finishing on top of the men’s tennis standings for the 11th consecutive time in 2006, Washington & Lee was picked to win its 27th overall ODAC title and make it back to the NCAA tournament in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) 2007 Preseason Poll.

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