April 1, 2013

White and Meighan Earn Weekly ODAC Honors

FOREST, Va. – Two Washington and Lee student-athletes have earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week Award in their sport for the week ending March 31.

Senior Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) received the award for men's tennis, while sophomore Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) was honored for women's tennis.

White garnered the award for the fourth time this spring after posting a 2-0 singles record and a 3-0 doubles mark in a 2-1 week for the Generals.  His two singles wins came against the players ranked first and sixth in the Atlantic South Region.  On Saturday, he defeated sixth-ranked Chris Heaney-Secord of Carnegie Mellon, 6-2, 6-1, and on Sunday he knocked off top-ranked Robert Kjellberg of North Carolina Wesleyan, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) for his 13th straight singles win dating back to February 18.

In doubles, White teamed with first-year Brian Krouskos (Alpharetta, Ga./Mount Pisgah Christian) to defeat a Lynchburg duo at No. 1 by a score of 8-0.  He then hooked up with sophomore Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) to notch wins over Carnegie Mellon and N.C. Wesleyan at No. 2.  As a team, the Generals posted a 7-2 win over a N.C. Wesleyan team that was ranked 16th nationally.

For the season, White has recorded a 21-5 mark in singles and a 15-7 doubles record.  He is currently the second-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region.

Meighan helped lead the W&L women's tennis team to a 3-0 week that included a 7-2 win over seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon on Saturday.  For the week, she posted a 2-0 record at No. 1 singles and a 2-0 record at No. 1 doubles.  Her singles log included a 6-3, 6-0 win over CMU's Chelsea Motie, the seventh-ranked player in the Atlantic South Region.  She also knocked off an opponent from Randolph, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, she teamed with sophomore Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) to defeat Bryn Raschke and Chelsea Motie of CMU by a score of 8-2.  Raschke and Motie were ranked eighth in the region.  Against Randolph, she linked up with junior Cameron Dorsey (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) to notch an 8-2 win.

For the season, Meighan is 13-4 in singles play and 16-3 in doubles.  She and Kirkland are the top-ranked doubles tandem in the region, while Meighan ranks fifth in the region for singles.

Both teams now break until they return to action on April 14.  The men host Franklin & Marshall for a 1:00 pm contest, while the women travel to Guilford for a 2:00 pm match.

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