W&L Women's Tennis Falls to JMU, 8-1

W&L Women's Tennis Falls to JMU, 8-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to James Madison on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 8-1.

The Generals dropped all six singles matches and managed just one doubles victory as juniors Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va. / Flint Hill) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C. / Ashley Hall) defeated the team of junior Taylor Pinchoff (Sylvan Lake, Mich. / West Bloomfield) and first-year Alex Huie (The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands), 9-7, at No. 1 doubles.

With the loss, W&L fell to 2-1 for the season and 1-1 at home, while JMU improved to 3-2 with the win.

Washington and Lee will return to action next Tuesday when it hosts Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm contest.

Washington and Lee Tennis
James Madison vs. Washington and Lee (Feb 18, 2014)

James Madison 8, #22 Washington and Lee 1
Feb 18, 2014 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) def. Sonja Meighan (WLU) 6-4, 5-7, 11-9
2. Alex Huie (JMU) def. Meghan Buell (WLU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Emily Bradshaw (JMU) def. Claire Cahill (WLU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Rachel Nelson (JMU) def. Chelsea Mixson (WLU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ruxanda Andriescu (JMU) def. Brooke Donnelly (WLU) 0-6, 6-2, 10-3
6. Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Mary E. Shutley (WLU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (WLU) def. Taylor Pinchoff/Alex Huie (JMU) 9-7
2. Sarah Khan/Cara Wirth (JMU) def. Meghan Buell/Chelsea Mixson (WLU) 9-7

3. Jacqueline Palmucci/Ruxanda Andriescu (JMU) def. Claire Cahill/Brooke Donnelly (WLU) 8-4