April 26, 2014

W&L Women's Tennis Advances to the ODAC Championship Match

AMHERST, Va. -- The 20th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team advances to the ODAC Championship match after defeating fourth-seeded Bridgewater, 5-0, on Saturday morning at Sweet Briar.

The Generals swept all three doubles matches to enter the singles round with a 3-0 advantage. Junior Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass. / Weston) and senior captain Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis) then won at No. 5 and 6 singles positions, respectively, to claim the victory.

With the win, W&L improved to 16-2 on the year, while the Eagles ended their season with a 12-5 overall record.

The Blue and White now advance to the ODAC Championship game on Sunday, where it will face the winner of the No. 2 Roanoke/No. 3 Randolph-Macon match at 10:00 am.

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Washington and Lee Tennis
Bridgewater College vs Washington and Lee (Apr 26, 2014)

#20 Washington and Lee 5, Bridgewater College 0
Apr 26, 2014 at Sweet Briar (Sweet Briar)

Singles competition
1. Meghan Buell (WLU) vs. Katie Gordon (BCWT) unfinished
2. Patricia Kirkland (WLU) vs. Maria Hawkins (BCWT) unfinished
3. Chelsea Mixson (WLU) vs. Jessie Mitchell (BCWT) unfinished
4. Mary E. Shutley (WLU) vs. Holly Knupp (BCWT) unfinished
5. Allison Hupalo (WLU) def. Whitney Cash (BCWT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Claire Cahill (WLU) def. Jamee Hardison (BCWT) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Meghan Buell/Chelsea Mixson (WLU) def. Katie Gordon/Maria Hawkins (BCWT) 8-4
2. Brooke Donnelly/Claire Cahill (WLU) def. Jessie Mitchell/Holly Knupp (BCWT) 8-0
3. Allison Hupalo/Mary E. Shutley (WLU) def. Whitney Cash/Leanne Smithers (BCWT) 8-0
Match Notes
Bridgewater College 12-5
Washington and Lee 16-2; National ranking #20
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5)
2014 ODAC Women's Semifinal 1, Match 5
T-1hr 47 m A-35