LEXINGTON, Va. -- Johns Hopkins defeated 22nd-ranked Washington & Lee 9-0 in non-conference action on Sunday. The Blue Jays improve to 3-2 on the season while the Generals suffer their first loss of the season and fall to 5-1.
Freshman Jeremy Dubin and junior Tanner Brown picked up the first point of the match with an 8-1 win against Will Bannister and Jordan Krasner at third doubles. Sophomore Nicholas Garcia and junior Noah Joachim then beat Christopher Hu and Thomas Johnson 8-3 at second doubles. The final doubles point came down to first, in a match-up of two of the top-10 doubles teams in the nation. Freshmen Michael Buxbaum and Emerson Walsh, ranked fifth, won a hard-fought 9-8 (5) match against 10th-ranked Taylor Shamshiri and Michael Holt to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead.
Brown was the first one off the court in singles, dropping just two games in a 6-1, 6-1 win against Hu at third. It was Brown's 77th career total win (singles and doubles), moving him into 11th in program history. Dubin then clinched the win at fourth as he beat Krasner 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Chris Jou earned a 6-2, 6-3 win at sixth against Will Banister to push Hopkins' lead to 6-0. Buxbaum followed with a close 7-6 (4), 6-4 defeat of Shamshiri at first. Junior Sam Weissler took a three-set win versus Johnson at fifth, winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Junior Ben Hwang then closed out the match with a come-from-behind 0-6, 7-6, 7-5 win at second against Holt.