LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Washington and Lee women's tennis team kicked off its fall season, competing at the Liberty University Fall Invitational on Friday evening at the Cook Tennis Center.
Taking to the court for the first time this season, the Generals recorded two victories during the first day of competition. Junior Christina Douglas (Fayetteville, N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) won her match in Flight E, defeating Sweet Briar's Sarah Manter, 6-1, 6-0. The other win on the day came fromsenior Ashley Leinweber (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) in flight F, who topped Liberty's Jessie Boda, 7-6, 4-6, 10-5.
Competing in Flight A, junior Sallie Griffin (Warrenton, Va./Highland School) fell to James Madison's Kinsey Pate, 6-0, 6-1, while Flight B saw first-year Casey Mackintosh (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) fall to Liberty's Brittany Yang, 6-3, 7-6. First-year Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass./Weston) was defeated by JMU's Katherine Bulling, 7-5, 6-2 in Flight C, and sophomore Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) fell to Radford's Taylor Newman, 6-2, 6-0 competing in Flight D. The final player was junior Kerry Cotter (Easley, S.C./Wren), who dropped her match to Longwood's Hannah Hill, 6-1, 6-2.
The group will return to action tomorrow for day two of the Liberty Invite, starting at 9:00 am.
|Kinsey Pate (James Madison University) def. Sallie Griffin (Washington and Lee Women) 6-0, 6-1|
|Brittany Yang (Liberty University) def. Casey Mackintosh (Washington and Lee Women) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)|
|Katherine Bulling (James Madison University) def. Allison Hupalo (Washington and Lee Women) 7-5, 6-2|
|Taylor Newman (Radford University) def. Chelsea Mixson (Washington and Lee Women) 6-2, 6-0|
|Christina Douglas (Washington and Lee Women) def. Sarah Manter (Sweet Briar College) 6-1, 6-0|
|Hannah Hill (Longwood) def. Kerry Cotter (Washington and Lee Women) 6-1, 6-2|
|Ashley Leinweber (Washington and Lee Women) def. Jessie Boda (Liberty University) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 10-5|