ATLANTA — UT Tyler took a 3-0 lead after doubles, but No. 20 Washington and Lee rallied for a 5-3 victory in an NCAA Division III National Tennis Tournament first-round match on Friday at the Woodruff P.E. Center on the campus of Emory University.

The Patriots teams of Ryan Spencer-Kevin Singer, Kevin Wright-Robert Hodous and Doug Kierstead-Joey Hendrie all scored victories over the Generals.

But the Generals won five straight singles matches for the team win.

UT Tyler ended its season at 17-6, while W&L improved to 16-4.

On Saturday, the Generals fell to host Emory, 5-0, in the second round.

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No. 20 Washington and Lee 5,

UT Tyler 3

Woodruff P.E. Center, Atlanta

Singles competition

1. Hayden White (W&L) def. Ryan Spencer (UT Tyler), 6-1, 6-1

2. Taylor Shamshiri (W&L) def. Kevin Singer (UT Tyler), 6-2, 6-0

3. Jeremy Becht (W&L) def. Kevin Wright (UT Tyler), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

4. Edward Timponi (UT Tyler) vs. Michael Freeman (W&L), 6-3, 1-6, 2-2, unfinished

5. Ben Fass (W&L) def. Doug Kierstead (UT Tyler), 6-2, 6-2

6. Brian Roberts (W&L) def. Robert Hodous (UT Tyler), 6-0, 3-6, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Ryan Spencer-Kevin Singer (UT Tyler) def. Hayden White-Taylor Shamshiri (W&L), 8-5

2. Kevin Wright-Robert Hodous (UT Tyler) def. Jeremy Becht-Ben Fass (W&L), 9-8 (7-5)

3. Doug Kierstead-Joey Hendrie (UT Tyler) def. Mac Davis-Brian Roberts (W&L), 8-5

GIRLS

CLAREMONT, Calif. — The UT Tyler women fell to Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.), 5-0, in a first round NCAA Division III Tennis Tournament match on Friday at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

UT Tyler ends its season at 18-5, while Pomona-Pitzer improved to 15-7. Pomona-Pitzer defeated Trinity, 5-2, on Saturday.

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UT Tyler vs. Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.)

Biszantz Family Tennis Center

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College

Claremont, Calif.

Doubles

1. Jamie Solomon-Kara Wang (PP) def. Amy Friesenhan-Sydni Hermsdorf, UT Tyler, 8-5

2. Sammy Chao-Arthi Padmanabhan (PP) def. Jessica Blundell-Jennifer Payne, UT Tyler, 8-2

3. Nicole Holsted-Emily Kawahara (PP) def. Ashley Albro-Morgan Wilkins, UT Tyler, 8-2

Singles

2. Sammy Chao (PP) def. Sydni Hermsdorf, UT Tyler, 6-0, 6-1

3. Kara Wang (PP) def. Jessica Blundell, UT Tyler, 6-2, 6-3

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