W&L Women's Tennis Cruises Past Wilkes in NCAA's, 5-0

MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 5-0 victory over Wilkes University on Friday afternoon in Monroeville, Pa.

The Generals (19-6) and Colonels (16-2) were barely underway on the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh when the match was postponed due to lightning and later was moved to an indoor facility in nearby Monroeville.  After the delays, W&L swept the doubles by dropping just seven games for a 3-0 lead.

In singles play, junior Jen Snyder (Highland Heights, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) notched a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 and classmate Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 to secure the 5-0 victory.

The Generals advance to the third round where they will take on host Carnegie Mellon on Saturday at 9:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

Washington and Lee Tennis
Wilkes University vs Washington and Lee (May 13, 2011)

#8 Washington and Lee 5, Wilkes University 0
May 13, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University

Singles competition
1. Ellen Yeatman (W&LW) vs. Melanie Nolt (WILKES-W) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
2. Lauren Lukas (W&LW) vs. Katrina Lynn (WILKES-W) 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
3. Jen Snyder (W&LW) def. Allison Kristofco (WILKES-W) 6-1, 6-1
4. Trelsie Sadler (W&LW) def. Victoria Bybel (WILKES-W) 6-1, 6-3
5. Alexis Donner (WILKES-W) vs. Sallie Griffin (W&LW) no result
6. Rebekah Shanaman (WILKES-W) vs. Catherine Reed (W&LW) no result
Doubles competition
1. Lauren Lukas/Trelsie Sadler (W&LW) def. Melanie Nolt/Victoria Bybel (WILKES-W) 8-1
2. Jen Snyder/Ellen Yeatman (W&LW) def. Alexis Donner/Allison Kristofco (WILKES-W) 8-3
3. Sallie Griffin/Chelsea Mixson (W&LW) def. Katrina Lynn/Anna Mitchell (WILKES-W) 8-3
Match Notes
Wilkes University 16-2
Washington and Lee 19-6; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,3)
2011 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Regional
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Play resumes at 3:40 indoors
Wash. & Lee will play Carnegie Mellon at 9:00 am Saturday in reg. finals