W&L's Caire and Yeatman Compete at NCAA Championships

W&L's Caire and Yeatman Compete at NCAA Championships

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee women’s tennis players senior Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) and sophomore Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) participated in the 2010 NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships, hosted by the University of Mary Washington, on Friday in Fredericksburg.

The duo lost all three matches they played and will not advance in the tournament. Caire fell, 7-5, 6-0, to Kara Wang of Pomona Pitzer in first-round singles play, while Yeatman lost, 6-2, 6-1, to Brittany Berkes of Amherst. They also dropped their doubles match, 6-3, 6-1, to Julia Browne and Meghan McCooey of Tufts.

Caire concludes her season with a record of 7-6 in singles competition and an 11-8 ledger in doubles, while being ranked third in singles and second in doubles with Yeatman in the Atlantic South Region.  Caire ends her career with overall records of 47-14 in singles and 70-24 in doubles play. She was named the ITA South Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year this season, and was also named the ITA Player to Watch after her rookie campaign in 2006-07. She posted first-team All-ODAC honors in both singles and doubles for the third time in her career earlier this season and has also been recognized as an ITA All-American once in singles and twice in doubles for her career.

Yeatman ended her season with a 13-5 singles and a 14-6 doubles ledger. Earlier this season, Yeatman was named the ITA National and Atlantic South Region Player to Watch while also earning First-Team All-ODAC honors for the second time in her career in both singles and doubles. The 2009 ODAC Rookie of the Year, she is ranked eighth in singles in the Atlantic South and second in doubles while teaming with Caire.