W&L Women's Tennis Advances to ITA Indoor National Semifinals

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated Johns Hopkins, 5-4, in the first day of competition at the ITA Indoor National Championships, hosted by DePauw University.

The Generals went 2-1 in doubles play, but dropped three singles matches to bring the team totals to the one-point difference.

Senior Lauren Lukas (Manitowac, Wis./Lincoln) was the only W&L athlete to win both her single and double games today. Lukas teamed up with first-year Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) at the No. 3 doubles position, posting an 8-5 score to defeat Elaine Baik and Macie Wilkins of JHU. Lukas then went on to claim a victory at the No. 2 singles spot, beating JHU's Hailey Hogan.

W&L will return to action Saturday when they face DePauw in the semifinals of the ITA Indoor National Championships for a 2:00 pm contest.

 

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Johns Hopkins University vs Washington and Lee Women (Mar 02, 2012)

Washington and Lee Women 5, Johns Hopkins University 4
Mar 02, 2012 at Greencastle, Ind. (DePauw)

 
Singles competition
1. Sonja Meighan (WLUW) def. Elaine Baik (JHU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Lauren Lukas (WLUW) def. Hailey Hogan (JHU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3. Nandita Krishnan (JHU) def. Jen Snyder (WLUW) 6-1, 7-6 (3-0)
4. Shannon Herndon (JHU) def. Lindsey Burke (WLUW) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
5. Abby Clark (JHU) def. Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) 6-4, 6-2
6. Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Stephanie Rettig (JHU) 6-2, 6-3
 
Doubles competition
1. Jen Snyder/Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) def. Hailey Hogan/Nandita Krishnan (JHU) 8-5
2. Shannon Herndon/Abby Clark (JHU) def. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) 8-6
3. Meghan Buell/Lauren Lukas (WLUW) def. Elaine Baik/Macie Wilkins (JHU) 8-5