May 24, 2011

W&L Women's Tennis Falls to Emory in NCAA Quarters

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team saw its 2011 season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Emory University in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Tuesday morning at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

The Generals dropped matches at Nos. 1-2 doubles and had an opportunity to seal at point at No. 3 doubles, but the pair of senior Catherine Reed (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) and junior Ann Morris (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) fell 9-8 after losing the tiebreaker by a score of 7-4.

In singles, juniors Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central) and Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) were both defeated in straight sets at Nos. 1 & 4, respectively, advancing the Eagles to the national semifinals on Wednesday.

W&L will have a presence in the individual championships which begin on Friday.  The tandem of juniors Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) and Sadler will compete in the doubles championship, while Yeatman will participate in the singles championship.

-- GENERALS --

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Emory University (May 24, 2011)

#3 Emory University 5, #8 Washington and Lee 0
May 24, 2011 at Claremont, Calif.

Singles competition
1. Clark, Gabrielle (EUW) def. Ellen Yeatman (W&LW) 6-2, 6-0
2. Wylie, Jordan (EUW) vs. Lauren Lukas (W&LW) 4-6, unfinished
3. McManigle, Lorne (EUW) vs. Jen Snyder (W&LW) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished
4. Dawson, Zahra (EUW) def. Trelsie Sadler (W&LW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Padmanabhan, Malavik (EUW) vs. Sallie Griffin (W&LW) 6-1, 4-1, unfinished
6. Reidenbach, Lindsay (EUW) vs. Catherine Reed (W&LW) 7-6, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. McManigle, Lorne/Clark, Gabrielle (EUW) def. Trelsie Sadler/Lauren Lukas (W&LW) 8-3
2. Wylie, Jordan/Dawson, Zahra (EUW) def. Jen Snyder/Ellen Yeatman (W&LW) 8-3
3. Padmanabhan, Malavik/Kelly, Brenna (EUW) def. Catherine Reed/Ann Morris (W&LW) 9-8 (7-4)
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 20-7; National ranking #8
Emory University 22-4; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (,1,4)
Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament