W&L Women's Tennis Sweeps ODAC Fall Tournament

ROANOKE, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s tennis team claimed titles in 12 flights en route to sweeping the ODAC Women’s Tennis Championship this weekend at Hollins University.

In Flight A singles, senior Blair Brzeski (Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura) defeated Lynchburg’s Elisabeth Eckert, 6-0, 6-0, Emory & Henry’s Jill Williams 6-0, 6-0 and Roanoke’s Laura Dodson 6-1, 6-0 to claim the title.

Sophomore Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) claimed the title in the Flight B singles with victories over Emory & Henry’s Jess Williams, 6-0, 6-0, Roanoke’s Corbin Leitch, 6-0, 6-0 and Sweet Briar’s Moriah Burke, 6-0, 6-1.

The Flight C Singles featured first-year Sallie Griffin (Warrenton, Va./Highland School) claiming the title, topping Lynchburg’s Krysten Bishop, 6-0, 6-0, Guilford’s Liz Killion, 6-0, 6-0 and Hollins’ Sarah Budrus, 6-2, 6-2, in the finals.

First-year Christina Douglas (Fayetteville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) took the Flight D singles, defeating Sweet Briar’s Leslie Polaski, 6-0, 6-0, Roanoke’s Caroline Hunter, 6-0, 6-0, and Hollins’ Anne Ailstock, 6-0, 6-0.

In Flight E singles, first-year Kerry Cotter (Easley, S.C./Wren) took wins over Roanoke’s Haley Parker, 6-0, 6-0, Sweet Briar’s Glory Bowman, 6-0, 6-0 and Hollins’ Taylor Reedy, 6-1, 6-1 to take the title.

First-year Laura Simmons (Phoenix, Md./Bryn Mawr) was victorious in the Flight F singles, defeating Guilford’s Jackie Goldberg, 6-0, 6-1, Sweet Briar’s Sarah Manter, 6-0, 6-1, and Hollins’ Finley Vinson, 6-1, 6-0, in the finals.

First-year Elise Hansen (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) was also victorious for the Generals, topping Hollins’ Sommer Quantz, 6-1, 6-0, Sweet Briar’s Ebie Baker, 6-2, 6-1, and Sweet Briar’s Ellen Reid in the finals, 6-2, 7-5.

In the final singles bracket, first-year Jen Hall (Metairie, La./Metairie Park Country Day School) took the title, recording a walkover win in the quarterfinal round, defeating Sweet Briar’s Ann Roach, 6-0, 6-0, in the semis and winning the bracket by default after her opponent withdrew with an injury.

The Generals also claimed all four doubles flights in their sweep of the tournament.

Flight A doubles featured Brzeski and Yeatman, claiming the title with wins over Lynchburg’s Bishop and Eckert in the quarterfinals, Roanoke’s Dodson and Leitch, 8-2, in the semis and Sweet Briar’s Virginia Edahl and Burke in the finals, 8-0.

Griffin and Douglas paired together in the Flight B doubles, winning the flight over Hollins, 8-2.

In Flight C doubles, Cotter and Simmons won the flight, defeating Guilford’s Morgan Howard and Goldberg, 8-0, Lynchburg’s Gretel Coleman and Sarah Fleming, 8-0, and Hollins’ Katie Dotson and Vinson, 8-0.

The final doubles bracket featured Hall and Hansen in Flight D defeating Sweet Briar’s Baker and Bowman in the semis and Randolph’s Porshe Pugh and Shantel Rivera, 8-2 in the finals.

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