MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The fifth-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team downed the NAIA's 19th-ranked St. Thomas University (Fla.), 8-1, on Monday afternoon on the campus of St. Thomas.
With the win, the Generals improve to 15-5 overall, while the Bobcats fell to 2-6 on the year.
W&L began the day with a perfect 3-0 slate in doubles play and continued its dominance on the court with a 5-1 mark in singles action, taking victories at No. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
First-years Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) each claimed two wins against STU. The duo teamed up at No. 3 doubles, defeating Lauren Lightfoot and Ashley Ahern of STU, 8-4. Meighan then swept Gabriella Bongiovanni, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles and Kirkland downed Emilia Vuorela, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 2 singles.
The Generals return to action on Friday when they travel to No. 24 Mary Washington for a 4:00 pm contest.
Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee Women vs St. Thomas University (Fla.) (Apr 16, 2012)
#5 Washington and Lee Women 8, #19 St. Thomas University (Fla.) 1
Apr 16, 2012 at Miami Gardens, Fla.
|1. Sonja Meighan (WLUW) def. G. Bongiovanni (STU) 6-0, 6-0|
|2. Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Emilia Vuorela (STU) 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Jen Snyder (WLUW) def. Ydsia Quintero (STU) 6-3, 6-2|
|4. Manuela Gil (STU) def. Lindsey Burke (WLUW) 6-3, 1-6, 10-6|
|5. Sallie Griffin (WLUW) def. Ashley Ahern (STU) 6-4, 6-1|
|6. Allison Hupalo (WLUW) def. Lauren Lightfoot (STU) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Lauren Lukas/Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) def. G. Bongiovanni/Emilia Vuorela (STU) 8-4|
|2. Cameron Dorsey/Patricia Kirkland (WLUW) def. Ydsia Quintero/Manuela Gil (STU) 8-4|
|3. Sonja Meighan/Meghan Buell (WLUW) def. Lauren Lightfoot/Ashley Ahern (STU) 8-0|
|Washington and Lee Women 15-5; National ranking #5|
|St. Thomas University (Fla.) 2-6; National ranking #19|