ASHLAND, Va. – The 13th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team claimed its 15th straight ODAC title with a 5-0 victory over second-seeded Randolph-Macon in the championship match of the conference tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Banks Tennis Center.
The championship is W&L's 27th in the 34 years that the ODAC has awarded a women's tennis championship.
The Generals jumped out to a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. Senior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) and sophomore Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) recorded an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles junior Michelle Fleenor (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Girls Preparatory School) and first-year Lauren Hassell (Mendham, N.J. / West Morris Mendham) won by a score of 8-1, while sophomore Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) and first-year Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis. / Homestead) claimed No. 3 doubles, 8-2.
In singles action, W&L led in all six matches, but claimed victory with wins at Nos. 2 and 5 singles. Hill registered a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles and junior Emily Kochard (Crozet, Va. / Western Albemarle) posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles.
W&L improved to 20-5 on the season, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 17-3 overall.
Washington and Lee will now wait to see who it will play in the NCAA Tournament. Selections will be released on Monday.
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2016-17 W&L Women's Tennis
Randolph-Macon vs Washington and Lee (May 07, 2017)
#13 Washington and Lee 5, Randolph-Macon 0
May 07, 2017 at Ashland, Va. (Banks Tennis Center)
|1. Brooke Donnelly (WLUW) vs. Caitlin Delmas (RMCW) 6-0, 4-0, unfinished|
|2. Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. Gaby Tersigni (RMCW) 6-1, 6-2|
|3. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) vs. Melissa Tomlin (RMCW) 6-2, unfinished|
|4. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) vs. Kristin Dantzler (RMCW) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished|
|5. Emily Kochard (WLUW) def. Molly Jesseman (RMCW) 6-0, 6-1|
|6. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) vs. Toni McDonald (RMCW) 6-0, 2-2, unfinished|
|1. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. Caitlin Delmas/Toni McDonald (RMCW) 8-0|
|2. Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) def. Molly Jesseman/Melissa Tomlin (RMCW) 8-1|
|3. Mary Hampton McNeal/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) def. Stephanie Yeager/Landon Aud (RMCW) 8-2|
|Randolph-Macon 17-3; Regional ranking #18|
|Washington and Lee 20-5; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #3|