CLAREMONT, Calif. – The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team dropped a 5-4 match to second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday evening at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
The Generals went down, 2-1, early on in the doubles flight, with their only win coming at the No. 2 spot. Sophomore Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and junior Cameron Dorsey (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) teamed up to defeat Crystal Lim and Sarah Kukino, 9-8.
In singles action, the Generals claimed victories at No. 2, 3 and 4 singles, but was not able to complete a comeback as the Athenas took the wins at No. 1, 5 and 6.
Buell earned her second win of the day at No. 2 singles, taking down Caroline Ward, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Sophomore Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) notched a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Kukino at No. 3, and sophomore Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass./Weston) registered the No. 4 singles win, 6-3, 6-0, against Crystal Lim.
W&L fell to 15-5 overall with the loss, while CMS improved to 25-0 on the season.
The Generals return to the courts on Sunday, when they host Guilford for the ODAC quarterfinal round on Sunday at 11:00 am.
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Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee University vs Claremont-Mudd-Sripps (Apr 19, 2013)
#2 Claremont-Mudd-Sripps 5, #16 Washington and Lee University 4
Apr 19, 2013 at Claremont, Calif. (Biszantz Family Tennis Center)
|1. Kristin Lim (CMS) def. Sonja Meighan (W&L) 6-1, 6-4|
|2. Meghan Buell (W&L) def. Caroline Ward (CMS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2|
|3. Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Sarah Kukino (CMS) 6-2, 6-4|
|4. Allison Hupalo (W&L) def. Crystal Lim (CMS) 6-3, 6-0|
|5. Chloe Dobbert (CMS) def. Claire Cahill (W&L) 6-3, 7-5|
|6. Yvonne Likomanova (CMS) def. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 7-5, 6-3, 6-1|
|1. Caroline Ward/Kristin Lim (CMS) def. Patricia Kirkland/Sonja Meighan (W&L) 8-5|
|2. Meghan Buell/Cameron Dorsey (W&L) def. Crystal Lim/Sarah Kukino (CMS) 9-8|
|3. Chloe Dobbert/Yvonne Likomanova (CMS) def. Chelsea Mixson/Claire Cahill (W&L) 8-3|
|Washington and Lee University 15-5; National ranking #16|
|Claremont-Mudd-Sripps 25-0; National ranking #2|