FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated Franciscan, 5-0, on Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Mary Washington Outdoor Courts.
W&L dropped just three games en route to claiming a 3-0 lead heading into singles action. Sophomore Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va. / St. Catherine's School) posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles and then junior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) closed out the match with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6 singles.
The Blue and White improved to 19-7 overall with the victory, while Franciscan's season came to a close at 12-7.
W&L advances to Saturday's second round, where it will face host Mary Washington at 2:00 pm.
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2017-18 W&L Women's Tennis
Franciscan University vs Washington and Lee (May 10, 2018)
Washington and Lee 5, Franciscan University 0
May 10, 2018 at Fredericksburg, Va. (UMW Outdoor)
|1. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) vs. Maria Binette (FRN) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished|
|2. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) vs. Julia Razook (FRN) 6-0, 3-0, unfinished|
|3. Emily Kochard (WLUW) vs. Taranee Karimpour (FRN) 6-0, 1-0, unfinished|
|4. Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Emmy Mathias (FRN) 6-0, 6-0|
|5. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) vs. Anna Maria Haddad (FRN) 5-2, 0-0, unfinished|
|6. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Natalia Andreu (FRN) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Michelle Fleenor/Ashton Jenne (WLUW) def. Maria Binette/Emmy Mathias (FRN) 8-1|
|2. Lily Horsley/Valerie Marshall (WLUW) def. Taranee Karimpour/Julia Razook (FRN) 8-2|
|3. Claudia Kesala/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) def. Anna Maria Haddad/Natalia Andreu (FRN) 8-0|
|Franciscan University 12-7|
|Washington and Lee 19-7|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,6)|
|NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament|