W&L Women's Tennis Blanks VWC In Season Opener

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 22nd ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team opened its 2014 spring season with a 9-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday in Virginia Beach.

All of the athletes that competed for W&L (1-0) went 2-0 on the day, led by junior Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany) who won No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Buell took down Mia Proctor, 6-1, 6-1 in singles and teamed up with senior Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C. / Hilton Head Prep) to defeat Proctor and Hannah Parent, 8-2 in doubles.

Senior Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis) and first-year Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) teamed up to take the No. 2 doubles victory, 8-0. Donnelly then claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles play, while Cahill recorded a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 in singles. Mixson also won at No. 4 singles, taking down Hannah Rice, 6-0, 6-0.

Mary Elizabeth Shutley (Marietta, Ga. / Marist School) and first-year Aalekhya Tenali (Melbourne, Fla. / West Shore) blanked the Marlins, 8-0, at No. 3 doubles, and won their second victory at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. Shutley defeated Lisa Nguyen, 6-0, 6-0, while Tenali took down Sydney Charity, 6-0, 6-0.  

The Generals return to the court tomorrow when they take on Bridgewater at home. Action is set to start at 5:00 pm.

Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Virginia Wesleyan (Feb 16, 2014)

#22 Washington and Lee 9, Virginia Wesleyan 0
Feb 16, 2014 at Virginia Beach, Va.

Singles competition
1. Meghan Buell (WLU) def. Mia Proctor (VWC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Brooke Donnelly (WLU) def. Hannah Parent (VWC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Claire Cahill (WLU) def. Marisa Cifuentes (VWC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Chelsea Mixson (WLU) def. Hannah Rice (VWC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Mary E. Shutley (WLU) def. Lisa Nguyen (VWC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Aalekhya Tenali (WLU) def. Sydney Charity (VWC) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Meghan Buell/Chelsea Mixson (WLU) def. Mia Proctor/Hannah Parent (VWC) 8-2
2. Claire Cahill/Brooke Donnelly (WLU) def. Marisa Cifuentes/Lisa Nguyen (VWC) 8-0
3. Mary E. Shutley/Aalekhya Tenali (WLU) def. Hannah Rice/Sydney Charity (VWC) 8-0
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 1-0; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #6
Virginia Wesleyan 0-1

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