May 27, 2011

W&L Women's Tennis Competes at NCAA Individual Tourney

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Junior women's tennis players Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central), Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) and Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) all competed at the 2011 NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships, held at Pomona-Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., on Friday afternoon.

Yeatman took part in the singles tourney, winning her first match before falling in her second match. In the round of 32, Yeatman defeated Massachusetts Institute of Technology first-year Lauren Quisenberry, 7-5, 7-6.  She then went on to face Chicago's Kendra Higgins in the round of 16, where she fell, 6-0, 6-0.

In the doubles Round of 16, Lukas and Sadler fell to Amherst first-years Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin, 6-3, 6-2.

Yeatman concluded her junior campaign with a 7-11 overall record while being ranked sixth in the Atlantic South region. Earlier this season, she earned First Team All-ODAC honors in both singles and doubles en route to helping the Generals capture their 21st conference title.

Lukas and Sadler finish their doubles season ranked third in the Atlantic South region with an overall record of 16-12. The duo earned first team all-conference honors in doubles this spring after collecting All-America honors in the fall when they won the championship doubles flight at the ITA Southeast Region Championships. After claiming the regional title, Lukas and Sadler traveled to the ITA Small College Championships, where they finished sixth.

 

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