AMHERST, Va. -- The 20th ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team claimed a 5-0 win over second-seeded Roanoke in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship match on Sunday at Sweet Briar College.
The conference title was W&L's 12th straight and the 24th in the 31 years that the ODAC has awarded a women's tennis championship.
After sweeping the doubles round, 3-0, the Generals went on to record victories at No. 4 and 6 singles positions for the win. Senior captain Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis) and sophomore Mary Elizabeth Shutley (Marietta, Ga. / Marist School) each registered two wins on the day. Cahill teamed up with first-year Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) at No. 2 doubles for an 8-4 win and also took the win at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-1. Shutley joined junior Allison Hupalo (Weston, Mass. / Weston) for an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles and then notched a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.
With the win, the Generals earn an automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Tournament, which will begin on May 9 at selected on-campus sites. The NCAA will release the team selections on May 5 at 7:00 pm on NCAA.com and the individual selections on May 7 at 7:00 pm on NCAA.com.
Washington and Lee Tennis
Roanoke College vs Washington and Lee (Apr 27, 2014)
#20 Washington and Lee 5, Roanoke College 0
Apr 27, 2014 at Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar College)
|1. Meghan Buell (WLU) vs. Jennifer Antoszyk (RCW) unfinished|
|2. Patricia Kirkland (WLU) vs. Briell Smith (RCW) unfinished|
|3. Chelsea Mixson (WLU) vs. Emily Henderson (RCW) unfinished|
|4. Mary E. Shutley (WLU) def. Reed Kegel (RCW) 6-0, 6-0|
|5. Allison Hupalo (WLU) vs. Emma Barker (RCW) unfinished|
|6. Claire Cahill (WLU) def. Haley Goodes (RCW) 6-0, 6-1|
|1. Meghan Buell/Chelsea Mixson (WLU) def. Jennifer Antoszyk/Briell Smith (RCW) 8-0|
|2. Claire Cahill/Brooke Donnelly (WLU) def. Emily Henderson/Reed Kegel (RCW) 8-4|
|3. Allison Hupalo/Mary E. Shutley (WLU) def. Emma Barker/Kristen McDowell (RCW) 8-3|
|Roanoke College 16-3|
|Washington and Lee 17-2; National ranking #20|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,6)|
|2014 ODAC Women's Finals, Match 7|
|T-1 hr 50 A-47|