No. 13 W&L Women's Tennis Drops a 6-3 Decision to No. 1 Williams

No. 13 W&L Women's Tennis Drops a 6-3 Decision to No. 1 Williams

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The No. 13 Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to No. 1 Williams, 6-3, on Sunday at the Blue & Grey Invitational hosted by Mary Washington.

The Ephs went into singles action with a 3-0 advantage after the Generals dropped all three doubles matches.

W&L pulled out victories at No. 1 singles, No. 4 singles and No. 6 singles. Junior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) defeated Linda Shin at No. 1 doubles. At No. 4 singles, first-year Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) took down Giulia McDonnell Nieto Del Rio by a score of 6-2, 6-1, and sophomore Emily Kochard (Crozet, Va. / Western Albemarle) topped Leah Bush, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8, at No. 6 singles.

The Generals fall to 6-3 on the year with the loss, while the Ephs improve to 5-0 overall.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 3:00 pm conference contest.

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#1 Williams 6, #13 Washington and Lee 3
Mar 20, 2016 at Mary Washington (Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Brooke Donnelly (W&LW) def. Linda Shin (WILLIAMS), by default
2. Mia Gancayco (WILLIAMS) def. Tessa Hill (W&LW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Hannah Atkinson (WILLIAMS) def. Michelle Fleenor (W&LW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
4. M. H. McNeal (W&LW) def. G. McDonnell Nieto (WILLIAMS) 6-2, 6-1
5. Alex Stone (WILLIAMS) def. Melinda Kauffman (W&LW) 7-5, 6-1
6. Emily Kochard (W&LW) def. Leah Bush (WILLIAMS) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8
 
Doubles competition
1. Juli Raventos/Linda Shin (WILLIAMS) def. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (W&LW) 9-7
2. Julia Cancio/Hannah Atkinson (WILLIAMS) def. Michelle Fleenor/Rachel Hicks (W&LW) 8-0
3. Mia Gancayco/Maya Hart (WILLIAMS) def. Emily Kochard/M. H. McNeal (W&LW) 8-2
Match Notes
Williams 5-0; National ranking #1
Washington and Lee 6-3; National ranking #13