W&L Women's Tennis Defeats Emory & Henry, 5-0

W&L Women's Tennis Defeats Emory & Henry, 5-0

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's tennis team continued its winning streak in conference play with 5-0 over Emory & Henry on Sunday at the Duchoissois Tennis Center.

The Generals did not give up a single point in the match that included two wins by sophomores Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall). The duo teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-0, while Meighan went 6-0, 6-0 as the No. 1 singles competitor and Kirkland defeated the Wasps in the No. 2 singles spot. 

With the win, W&L is now 7-2 overall, while E&H falls to 5-6 on the year.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday, when they face Shenandoah and Roanoke at home and Bridgewater on the road.


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Washington and Lee Tennis
Emory & Henry vs Washington and Lee University (Mar 17, 2013)
#15 Washington and Lee University 5, Emory & Henry 0
Mar 17, 2013 at Lexington, Va. (Duchoissois Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Alyssa Wingate (EHC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Taylor Evans (EHC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Meredith Yeary (EHC) vs. Meghan Buell (W&L) no result

Doubles competition
1. Patricia Kirkland/Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Alyssa Wingate/Taylor Evans (EHC) 8-0
2. Meghan Buell/Cameron Dorsey (W&L) def. Meredith Yeary/Sheyenne Cleveland (EHC) 8-0
3. Kerry Cotter/Laura Simmons (W&L) def. Emily Bolt/Casey Blackburn (EHC) 8-0

Match Notes
Emory & Henry 5-6
Washington and Lee University 7-2; National ranking #15