Luke, Sadinski combine to stun WLU's No. 1 doubles team in ODAC play

Luke, Sadinski combine to stun WLU's No. 1 doubles team in ODAC play

LEXINGTON, Va.- Virginia Wesleyan College  was knocked out of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's tennis tournament with a 5-1 loss to the #19 ranked Generals of Washington and Lee University, but not without a major upset in the process.

The Marlins' tandem of Brian Luke (Virginia Beach/First Colonial) and Ryan Sadinski (Chesapeake, Va./Hickory) play determined tennis to upset WLU's #1 doubles team of Mac Davis (Prospect, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Michael Goldstein (Chapel Hill, N.C./Baylor School), with an impressive 8-3 victory.

Luke and Sadinski came out quickly to take a 3-0 lead over the Generals. The Marlin duo continued to build momentum, bringing the Generals to the edge of defeat with a 7-1 score. It was not an easy finish however, as the Generals rallied to take two games in a row, before the Marlins produced the winning points.  It marked the first time since 2006 the Marlins earned a point against Washington and Lee.

Singles proved to be a different story as the Generals overpowered the Marlins by winning the top four flights to take the 5-1 decision. The loss eliminates the Marlins from ODAC play and marks the end of their season with a 9-11 record on the year. 

Virginia Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (Apr 22, 2012)

#19 Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 1
Apr 22, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Hayden White (W&L) vs. Brian Luke (VWCM) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished

2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Ryan Sadinski (VWCM) 6-2, 6-0

3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Steven Bond (VWCM) 6-2, 6-0

4. Michael Goldstein (W&L) def. Jamie Griffin (VWCM) 6-2, 6-0

5. Michael Freeman (W&L) vs. Donnie Greathouse (VWCM) unfinished

6. Christopher Hu (W&L) vs. Darryl Fountain (VWCM) unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Ryan Sadinski/Brian Luke (VWCM) def. Michael Goldstein/Mac Davis (W&L) 8-3

2. Hayden White/Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Jamie Griffin/Donnie Greathouse (VWCM) 8-0

3. Christopher Hu/Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Griffin Graves/Steven Bond (VWCM) 8-1


Match Notes

Virginia Wesleyan 9-11

Washington and Lee 13-4; National ranking #19

Quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament