W&L Women's Tennis Falls to No. 15 Trinity (Texas) at ITA Indoor Championships

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The seventh-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to No. 15 Trinity (Texas), 5-4, on Friday in the first round of the ITA Division III Women's Team Indoor Championship, hosted by DePauw University.

The Generals started out the day with a 2-1 mark in doubles. Trinity's only win came at the number three group, where Kristy Hamilton and Stephanie Williamson bested W&L's duo of junior Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) and sophomore Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass./Weston), 8-2. 

W&L then went 2-4 in singles action, with sophomore Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) and junior Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) the only two to claim a win. Meighan defeated Mackenzie Knoop at No. 1, 6-2, 6-1, while Mixson took the victory at No. 5 over Gabrielle Roe, 6-2, 6-3.

With the loss, the Generals will face Skidmore in the consolation round on Saturday. Action is set to begin at 8:30 am.

 

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Trinity University vs Washington and Lee University (3/1/2013)

#11 Trinity University 5, #7 Washington and Lee University 4 3/1/2013 at Greencastle, Ind. (DePauw Indoor Tennis and Track Center)  

Singles competition

1. Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Mackenzie Knoop (TUW) 6-2, 6-1

2. Thavindra Ekanayake (TUW) def. Allison Hupalo (W&L) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

3. Kylie Hornbeck (TUW) def. Claire Cahill (W&L) 6-3, 6-2

4. Caroline White (TUW) def. Christina Douglas (W&L) 6-4, 7-5

5. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Gabrielle Roe (TUW) 6-2, 6-3

6. Kristy Hamilton (TUW) def. Cameron Dorsey (W&L) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

 

Doubles competition

1. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Mackenzie Knoop/Thavindra Ekanayake (TUW) 9-7

2. Chelsea Mixson/Cameron Dorsey (W&L) def. Kylie Hornbeck/Caroline White (TUW) 8-4

3. Kristy Hamilton/Stephanie Williamson (TUW) def. Claire Cahill/Allison Hupalo (W&L) 8-2

 

Match Notes

Trinity University 2-5; National ranking #11

Washington and Lee University 1-0; National ranking #7

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)

Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Women's Team Indoor Championship

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