ATLANTA, Ga. – The seventh-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team won its opener in the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament, defeating Ohio Northern in the second round by a score of 5-0 on Saturday at Emory University.
The Generals dropped just seven points in doubles play en route to holding a 3-0 advantage entering singles competition.
In singles, senior Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln) notched a 6-1, 6-1 win over sophomore Michelle Tuma at No. 1 and first-year Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over sophomore Carly Olmstead at No. 3 to close out the match.
The win improved W&L to 21-5 overall, while ONU fell to 23-5.
Washington and Lee advances to Sunday's third round where it will square off against fifth-ranked Emory at 12:00 pm.
Emory University Tennis
Ohio Northern University vs Washington and Lee (May 12, 2012)
#7 Washington and Lee 7, Ohio Northern University 0
May 12, 2012 at Atlanta, GA
|1. Lauren Lukas (WLUW) def. Michelle Tuma (ONU) 6-1, 6-1|
|2. Jen Snyder (WLUW) def. Brittany Miller (ONU) 6-1, 5-2|
|3. Meghan Buell (WLUW) def. Carly Olmstead (ONU) 6-0, 6-1|
|4. Allison Hupalo (WLUW) def. Kristin Cellentani (ONU) 6-1, 3-0|
|5. Kelsi Wurm (ONU) vs. Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) no result|
|6. Kristen Timperman (ONU) vs. Cameron Dorsey (WLUW) no result|
|1. Lauren Lukas/Trelsie Sadler (WLUW) def. Michelle Tuma/Christie Gales (ONU) 8-3|
|2. Patricia Kirkland/Cameron Dorsey (WLUW) def. Brittany Miller/Kristin Cellentani (ONU) 8-4|
|3. Sonja Meighan/Meghan Buell (WLUW) def. Lauren Rife/Carly Olmstead (ONU) 8-0|
|Ohio Northern University 23-5|
|Washington and Lee 21-5; National ranking #7|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,1)|
|NCAA Division III Championships - Second Round|
|Hosted by Emory University|
|Match moved indoor due to rain|