LEXINGTON, Va. - The eighth-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team opened the 2012 spring season with a loss to Division I Radford, 7-2, on Wednesday at the Duchossois Tennis Center.
First year Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) began the match with a win at the No. 1 singles position, only to watch the Generals drop their next four games at the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 positions. First-year Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass./Weston) took the second victory for W&L at No.6.
No doubles pair was able to claim a win over Radford, but the duo of first-year Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) and Meighan brought RU first-year Gemma Valls (Barcelona, Spain) and senior Petra Dajevic (Zagreb, Croatia/Sportska Gimnazija) to a tiebreaker, where the highlanders went 7-2.
W&L will next see action on Saturday when they host Bridgewater and James Madison for 10:00 am and 1:00 pm contests.
Radford vs Washington and Lee Women (Feb 15, 2012)
Radford 7, #8 Washington and Lee Women 2
Feb 15, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Center)
|1. Sonja Meighan (WLUW) def. Petra Dajevic (RAD) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. Hannah Crawford (RAD) def. Lauren Lukas (WLUW) 7-5, 6-3|
|3. Mia Drobnjak (RAD) def. Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) 6-0, 6-3|
|4. Gemma Valls (RAD) def. Ellen Yeatman (WLUW) 6-3, 6-3|
|5. Taylor Newman (RAD) def. Sallie Griffin (WLUW) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1|
|6. Allison Hupalo (WLUW) def. Meg Napolitano (RAD) 6-0, 6-4|
|1. Hannah Crawford/Meg Napolitano (RAD) def. Trelsie Sadler/Jen Snyder (WLUW) 8-3|
|2. Taylor Newman/Mia Drobnjak (RAD) def. Lauren Lukas/Ellen Yeatman (WLUW) 8-6|
|3. Gemma Valls/Petra Dajevic (RAD) def. Patricia Kirkland/Sonja Meighan (WLUW) 9-8 (7-2)|
|Washington and Lee Women 0-1; National ranking #8|