LEXINGTON, Va. – The third-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated No. 7 Tufts, 6-3, on Thursday on day two of the Fab Five Invitational, hosted by W&L.
The Generals now hold a 14-3 overall record, while Tufts falls to 2-3 overall.
W&L started the day posting a 2-1 record in doubles play, with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions.
Singles play brought tough competition for both teams, as four match-ups went into a third set. W&L was able to claim four victories at the No. 2, 4, 5 and 6 spots to seal the win.
Senior Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School) and first-year Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) each registered a 2-0 day for the Generals. Sadler joined senior Jen Snyder (Highland Heights, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) at No. 1 doubles, defeating Shelci Bowman and Sophie Schonfeld, 8-5, and continued the day with a win over Rebecca Kimmel at No. 5 singles (6-4, 6-4). Kirkland teamed up with sophomore Cameron Dorsey (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) at No. 3 doubles to defeat Samantha Gann and Janice Lam, 8-5, then later took down Gann in No. 4 singles action (6-3, 1-6, 6-4).
The Generals return to action on Saturday when they face No. 4 Emory for their final contest during the Fab Five Invitational. The match is set to begin at 10:00 am.
Washington and Lee
Tufts University vs Washington and Lee Women (Mar 22,
Washington and Lee Women 6, #7 Tufts University 3
Mar 22, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (Outdoor Tennis Courts)
|1. Lindsay Katz (TUFT) def. Lauren Lukas (WLUW) 6-3, 6-4|
|2. Jen Snyder (WLUW) def. Shelci Bowman (TUFT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Eliza Flynn (TUFT) def. Lindsey Burke (WLUW) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0|
|4. Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Samantha Gann (TUFT) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4|
|5. Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) def. Rebecca Kimmel (TUFT) 6-4, 6-4|
|6. Sallie Griffin (WLUW) def. Janice Lam (TUFT) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3|
|1. Trelsie Sadler/Jen Snyder (WLUW) def. Shelci Bowman/Sophie Schonfeld (TUFT) 8-5|
|2. Lindsay Katz/Eliza Flynn (TUFT) def. Lauren Lukas/Meghan Buell (WLUW) 8-6|
|3. Cameron Dorsey/Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Samantha Gann/Janice Lam (TUFT) 8-5|
|Tufts University 2-3; National ranking #7|
|Washington and Lee Women 14-3; National ranking #3|