LEXINGTON, Va. – The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at the Upper Tennis Courts.
Carnegie Mellon posted victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead into singles action. At No. 1 doubles, senior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) and sophomore Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) defeated Nicholle Torres and Cori Sidell, by a score of 8-3.
Donnelly topped Torres, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Hill topped Sidel, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Sophomore Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) defeated Courtney Ollis, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.
CMU claimed the No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches to knot the contest at 4-4, but junior Michelle Fleenor (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Girls Preparatory School) beat Jamie Vizelman by a score of 6-0, 6-7, 6-1 at No. 3 singles to secure the 5-4 victory for the Blue and White.
The Generals improve to 11-2 overall with the win and the Tartan's drop to 11-5 overall with the loss.
W&L returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Hollins for a 4:00 pm match.
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2016-17 W&L Women's Tennis
Carnegie Mellon University vs Washington and Lee (Mar 25, 2017)
#16 Washington and Lee 5, #10 Carnegie Mellon University 4
Mar 25, 2017 at Lexington, Va. (Upper Tennis Courts)
|1. Brooke Donnelly (WLUW) def. Nicholle Torres (CMUW) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. Cori Sidell (CMUW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2|
|3. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) def. Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) 6-0, 6-7, 6-1|
|4. Vinaya Rao (CMUW) def. Hannah Archer (WLUW) 6-2, 6-2|
|5. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Courtney Ollis (CMUW) 7-5, 6-3|
|6. Katie Lai (CMUW) def. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) 7-6, 6-0|
|1. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. Nicholle Torres/Cori Sidell (CMUW) 8-3|
|2. Vinaya Rao/Courtney Ollis (CMUW) def. Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) 9-7|
|3. Jamie Vizelman/Katie Lai (CMUW) def. Mary Hampton McNeal/Lily Horsley (WLUW) 8-6|
|Carnegie Mellon University 11-5; National ranking #10|
|Washington and Lee 11-2; National ranking #16|