September 20, 2009

W&L Tennis Claims Four Championships at Fall Festival

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s tennis team claimed the championship in two of the four singles flights and both of the doubles flights as it hosted the W&L Fall Festival at the W&L Courts over the weekend.

At the Flight B singles bracket, junior Catherine Reed (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) defeated first-year teammate Christina Douglas (Fayetteville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill), 6-3, 6-1 to claim the championship.

The singles D flight also featured an all W&L matchup in the finale. First-year Kerry Cotter (Easley, S.C./Wren) defeated junior teammate Crystal Spencer (Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville) in the championship with a score of 6-3, 6-1.

At the Flight A singles bracket, senior Blair Brzeski (Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura) went 2-1 for the tournament. Brzeski advanced to the finals but fell to Mary Washington’s Katie Schafer by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

At the Flight C singles bracket, Lyndsey Johansson (London, England/American Community School Cobham) fell to Mary Washington’s Cassie Bowman, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 in the final.

In the doubles Flight A bracket, Reed and sophomore teammate Ann Morris (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) went 3-0 to claim the championship. They defeated the team of Brzeski and Ashley Leinweber (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) in their first match, 8-1, Mary Washington’s duo of Courtney Goimarac and Katie Schafer 8-6 in the second match and finally topped teammates sophomore Jen Snyder (Highland Heights/Ohio/Gilmour Academy) and first-year Sallie Griffin (Warrenton, Va./Highland School), 8-5 to claim the championship.

W&L also claimed the doubles Flight B bracket, with Cotter and first-year Laura Simmons (Phoenix, Md./Bryn Mawr) defeating Hollins’ Ziray David and Caitlyn Hoerr 8-0 in the first match, Mary Washington’s Bowman and Casey Malcolm 9-7 in the second match and Mary Washington’s Danielle Velardi and Rachel Covington, 9-7 for the championship.

The Generals will return to action Sept. 26-28 as they participate in the ITA Atlantic South Regional hosted by Mary Washington.