May 14, 2011

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.

-- GENERALS --

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