W&J Places Seventh At PAC Men's Tennis Championships
ERIE, Pa. -- For the second consecutive season, Washington & Jefferson placed seventh of eight teams at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Championships Saturday at the Pennbriar Athletic Club. Grove City earned the team championship for a 23rd-straight season, nipping Saint Vincent for the title.
The Presidents only had one player earn a victory during the tournament, sophomore Shihao Liang (Henan Province, China), who earned third place in the No. 6 singles flight.
Liang opened with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Thomas More's Michael Stephans, but was dropped in the semifinals by Grove City's Jonathan Graber (6-2, 6-1). Graber went on to win the No. 6 singles championship.
In the third-place match, Liang outlasted Thiel's Yosief Woldegebriel in three sets (6-1, 4-6, 7-5).
The PAC Most Valuable Player was Saint Vincent freshman David Cenkner, while Grove City's Jeff Buxton was selected as PAC Coach of the Year after leading the Wolverines to the team title.
Washington & Jefferson posted 3-8 overall record and a 2-5 mark in the PAC this spring.