W&L Women's Tennis Defeats No. 16 Tufts, 5-4

W&L Women's Tennis Defeats No. 16 Tufts, 5-4

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated 16th-ranked Tufts on Friday afternoon in the Fab 7 Tournament hosted by Emory University.

The Generals took No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to enter singles play with a 2-1 lead.  Sophomores Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va. / Flint Hill), Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C. / Ashley Hall) all won their singles matches and W&L held on for the win.

The victory improved W&L to 11-2 overall, while the Jumbos dropped to 2-2.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it takes on Sewanee at 9:00 am at Emory.

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#15 Washington and Lee University 5, #16 Tufts University 4
Mar 22, 2013 at Atlanta, GA 

Singles competition
1. Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Katz, Lindsay (TUFTS) 6-1, 6-1
2. Meghan Buell (W&L) def. Gann, Samantha (TUFTS) 6-2, 6-0
3. Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Bowman, Shelci (TUFTS) 7-5, 6-4
4. Schonfeld, Sophie (TUFTS) def. Allison Hupalo (W&L) 6-4, 6-0
5. Hollender, Lauren (TUFTS) def. Claire Cahill (W&L) 6-0, 6-1
6. Lam, Janice (TUFTS) def. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 6-3, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Katz, Lindsay/Bowman, Shelci (TUFTS) 8-4
2. Meghan Buell/Cameron Dorsey (W&L) def. Schonfeld, Sophie/Gann, Samantha (TUFTS) 8-4
3. Lam, Janice/Hollender, Lauren (TUFTS) def. Claire Cahill/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 8-5
Match Notes
Tufts University 2-2; National ranking #16
Washington and Lee University 11-2; National ranking #15
Fab 7 Tournament
Match moved indoors because of cold weather