W&L's Donnelly, Hill Earn ITA All-America Honors

W&L's Donnelly, Hill Earn ITA All-America Honors

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its Division III women's tennis All-America teams recently and Washington and Lee senior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) and sophomore Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) earned All-America honors in doubles.

Donnelly and Hill received All-America honors after posting a 14-5 overall record in the 2016-17 season. The duo qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship for the second year in a row before falling in the first round.

Donnelly completed her career ranked seventh all-time at W&L with 87 singles wins (87-18) and eighth in career doubles victories (88-21). She was a four-year All-ODAC honoree and was named the 2017 ODAC Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

A three-time NCAA Championship qualifier in singles and two-time qualifier in doubles, Donnelly finished her career as a four-time All-American. She earned her third All-America honor in singles earlier this season, after winning the ITA Southeast Regional Championships. She was also a two-time recipient of the Elite 90 Award, as having the top GPA of any player at the National Championship site. Donnelly was also named the ITA Atlantic-South Region Senior Player of the Year and garnered the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award earlier this spring. 

Hill posted a 17-8 overall record in doubles and went 15-6 in singles during the 2016-17 season. She was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2016, as well as being a first team all-conference and all-state honoree. This is her first career All-America honor.

The Generals completed the 2016-17 season with a 21-6 overall record and a perfect 11-0 mark in the ODAC. W&L claimed the program's 27th ODAC title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Emory, 5-1.

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