W&L Women's Tennis Claims 24th ODAC Title With 5-0 Win Over Roanoke

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.

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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)

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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
Match Notes
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