W&L Women's Tennis Tops Skidmore, 6-3, at ITA Indoor Championships

W&L Women's Tennis Tops Skidmore, 6-3, at ITA Indoor Championships

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated Skidmore, 6-3, in the consolation round of the ITA Division III Women's Team Indoor Championship on Saturday, hosted by DePauw. 

The Generals claimed just one win in the doubles round, as the No. 2 sophomore duo of Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) defeated the team of Melissa Hirsch and Alex Smith, 8-3.

W&L then dropped only one matchup in singles action to solidify the win, with No. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 recording victories. Meighan took down Nataly Mendoza, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, at No. 1, sophomore Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass./Weston) bested Hirsch, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 and junior Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) claimed the No. 4 win over Smith, 6-2, 6-4. At No. 5, senior Christina Douglas (Fayetteville, N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) defeated Robyn Baird, 6-0, 6-1, and junior Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) won the No. 6 spot against Zoe Valella, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

With the win, the Generals now move on to the fifth-place match, where they will face host DePauw at 7:30 pm this evening.


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Skidmore College vs Washington and Lee University (3/2/2013)

#7 Washington and Lee University 6, #16 Skidmore College 3
3/2/2013 at Greencastle, Ind. (DePauw Indoor Tennis and Track Center)

Singles competition
1. Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Nataly Mendoza (SKI) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
2. Lee Ford (SKI) def. Meghan Buell (W&L) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-2
3. Allison Hupalo (W&L) def. Melissa Hirsch (SKI) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Claire Cahill (W&L) def. Alex Smith (SKI) 6-2, 6-4
5. Christina Douglas (W&L) def. Robyn Baird (SKI) 6-0, 6-1
6. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Zoe Valella (SKI) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Nataly Mendoza/Lee Ford (SKI) def. Meghan Buell/Claire Cahill (W&L) 8-1
2. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Melissa Hirsch/Alex Smith (SKI) 8-3
3. Robyn Baird/Yumi Karlshoej (SKI) def. Allison Hupalo/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 8-6

Match Notes
Skidmore College 1-2; National ranking #16
Washington and Lee University 2-1; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)
Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Women's Team Indoor Championship
Match 6