March 24, 2012

W&L Women's Tennis Upset by No. 4 Emory, 5-2

LEXINGTON, Va. – Fourth-ranked Emory upset No. 3 Washington and Lee, 5-2, in women's tennis at the Fab Five Invitational on Saturday morning, held at the Duchossois Tennis Center.

With the loss, W&L fall to 14-4 on the season and Emory is now holding an 8-3 overall record.

The Generals entered singles action down 2-1 after winning just one match in doubles play. First-year Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) and sophomore Cameron Dorsey (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) defeated Catharine Harris and Jordan Wylie for the victory at No. 3 doubles.

Emory then claimed wins at the No. 2, 3 and 5 singles positions to take the 5-2 decision over W&L. The match was only played to five points due to weather conditions and indoor space restrictions.

First-year Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass./Weston) was the lone singles victor for the Generals, notching a score of 6-4, 4-6, 15-13 at No. 6 singles. No. 1 and 4 singles were not completed because of the limitations.

W&L returns to action next Saturday when they travel to Carnegie Mellon for a 12:00 pm contest.

 

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Emory University vs Washington and Lee Women (Mar 24, 2012)

#4 Emory University 5, #3 Washington and Lee Women 2
Mar 24, 2012 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)

 

 

Singles competition
1. Clark, Gabrielle (EUW) def. Lauren Lukas (WLUW) 6-2 DNF
2. Wylie, Jordan (EUW) def. Jen Snyder (WLUW) 6-0, 6-3
3. Dawson, Zahra (EUW) def. Lindsey Burke (WLUW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Padmanabhan, Malavik (EUW) 6-2 DNF
5. Brandt, Taylor (EUW) def. Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) 6-4, 6-4
6. Allison Hupalo (WLUW) def. Pinsky, Lauren (EUW) 6-4, 4-6, 15-13
Doubles competition
1. Clark, Gabrielle/Dawson, Zahra (EUW) def. Trelsie Sadler/Jen Snyder (WLUW) 8-1
2. Padmanabhan, Malavik/Kelly, Brenna (EUW) def. Lauren Lukas/Meghan Buell (WLUW) 8-3
3. Patricia Kirkland/Cameron Dorsey (WLUW) def. Harris, Catharine/Wylie, Jordan (EUW) 8-3
Match Notes
Emory University 8-3; National ranking #4
Washington and Lee Women 14-4; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,2,6)