W&L Women's Tennis Posts 5-4 Comeback Win Over CMU

MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team recovered from a 4-2 deficit to post a 5-4 victory over Carnegie Mellon in the third round of the NCAA Division III tennis championship on Saturday morning.

The Generals (20-6) fell behind 2-1 following the doubles competition and won just one of the first three singles matches to fall behind 4-2.  However, junior Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) recovered from a 6-1 setback in her opening set to win the next two sets, 7-5 and 6-4, to keep W&L's chances alive.  Junior Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) then notched a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles and senior Catherine Reed (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) closed the match out with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles.

With the loss, Carnegie Mellon's season ended with a 13-9 overall record.  The Generals now advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals on May 24 in Claremont, Calif., where they will face Emory University.


Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Carnegie Mellon (May 14, 2011)

#8 Washington and Lee 5, #14 Carnegie Mellon 4
May 14, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University

Singles competition
1. Ellen Yeatman (W&LW) def. Laura Chen (CMUW) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
2. Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Lauren Lukas (W&LW) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jen Snyder (W&LW) def. Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Trelsie Sadler (W&LW) def. Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) 6-1, 6-2
5. Jennifer Chui (CMUW) def. Sallie Griffin (W&LW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
6. Catherine Reed (W&LW) def. Sonya Subramaniam (CMUW) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Courtney Chin/Laura Chen (CMUW) def. Lauren Lukas/Trelsie Sadler (W&LW) 8-6
2. Jen Snyder/Ellen Yeatman (W&LW) def. Alexandra Tapak/Jennifer Chui (CMUW) 8-3
3. Ashley Herrick/Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) def. Sallie Griffin/Chelsea Mixson (W&LW) 8-6
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 20-6; National ranking #8
Carnegie Mellon 13-9; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,2,5,1,4,6)
2011 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship - Regional Final
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Washington & Lee advances to the quarterfinals of the national championship