W&L Women's Tennis Claims 28th ODAC Title With 5-0 Win Over Virginia Wesleyan

W&L Women's Tennis Claims 28th ODAC Title With 5-0 Win Over Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 15th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team claimed its 16th straight ODAC title with a 5-0 victory over seventh-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the championship match of the conference tournament on Sunday at the Everett Tennis Center.

The championship is W&L's 28th in the 35 years that the ODAC has awarded a women's tennis championship.

The Generals did not drop a single game en route to claiming the ODAC title. W&L jumped out to a 3-0 lead heading into singles play after claiming all three doubles matches 8-0.

In singles action, W&L led in all six matches, but claimed the victory with wins at Nos. 2 and 4 singles. Sophomore Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va. / St. Catherine's School) registered a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles and sophomore Lauren Hassell (Mendham, N.J. / West Morris Mendham) posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles.

W&L improved to 18-7 on the season, while the Marlins end the season with a 13-9 record.

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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2017-18 W&L Women's Tennis
Virginia Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (May 06, 2018)

#15 Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 0
May 06, 2018 at Virginia Beach, Va. (Everett Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) vs. Makayla Velic (VWUW) 6-0, 4-0, unfinished
2. Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Audrey Bally (VWUW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) vs. Katie Staman (VWUW) 6-0, 4-0, unfinished
4. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) def. Courtney Simmons (VWUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ashton Jenne (WLUW) vs. Kellen Phillips (VWUW) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished
6. Gabby Moore (WLUW) vs. Kristina Sabelstrom (VWUW) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished

 

Doubles competition
1. Michelle Fleenor/Ashton Jenne (WLUW) def. Makayla Velic/Audrey Bally (VWUW) 8-0
2. Lily Horsley/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) def. Katie Staman/Kellen Phillips (VWUW) 8-0
3. Claudia Kesala/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) def. Taylor Witherspoon/Kristina Sabelstrom (VWUW) 8-0

 

Match Notes
Virginia Wesleyan 13-9
Washington and Lee 18-7; National ranking #15