GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team has earned a spot in the ITA Indoor National Championship match after defeating host DePauw University, 7-2, on Saturday at the DePauw Indoor Tennis Center.
The Generals took an early 2-1 lead in doubles play with victories at both the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.
W&L then went on to drop just one match in singles play, claiming a win at the No. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 spots. Senior Lauren Lukas, (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) and first-years Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill), Lindsey Burke (Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head Island) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) all recorded a perfect 2-0 score on the day.
The Generals will next face Carnegie Mellon in the championship match on Sunday at 10:00 am.
Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee Women vs DePauw University (Mar 03, 2012)
Washington and Lee Women 7, DePauw University 2
Mar 03, 2012 at Greencastle, Ind. (DePauw Indoor Tennis Center)
|1. Sonja Meighan (WLUW) def. Kelly Gebert (DEP) 6-3, 6-3|
|2. Lauren Lukas (WLUW) def. Maggie MacPhail (DEP) 6-2, 6-7 (5-0), 6-4|
|3. Claire Marshall (DEP) def. Jen Snyder (WLUW) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0|
|4. Lindsey Burke (WLUW) def. Katie Regan (DEP) 6-4, 6-1|
|5. Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) def. Kaitlin Pickrel (DEP) 6-2, 6-1|
|6. Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Caroline Emhardt (DEP) 6-1, 6-3|
|1. Kelly Gebert/Maggie MacPhail (DEP) def. Trelsie Sadler/Jen Snyder (WLUW) 8-6|
|2. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DEP) 8-5|
|3. Lauren Lukas/Meghan Buell (WLUW) def. Caroline Emhardt/Kaitlin Pickrel (DEP) 9-8 (7-3)|