W&L Women's Tennis Advances to ODAC Championship with 5-0 Win over Virginia Wesleyan

W&L Women's Tennis Advances to ODAC Championship with 5-0 Win over Virginia Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 16th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team advances to the ODAC Championship match after defeating fifth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 5-0, on Saturday at The Everett Tennis Center.

The Generals swept all three doubles matches to enter the singles round with a 3-0 advantage. Seniors Sallie Griffin (Warrenton, Va./Highland School) and Laura Simmons (Phoenix, Md./Bryn Mawr) then won at the No. 5 and 6 singles positions, respectively, to claim the victory. 

With the win, W&L improved to 17-5 on the year, while the Marlins ended their season with an 11-12 overall record.

The Blue and White now advance to the ODAC Championship game on Sunday, where it will face the winner of the No. 2 Roanoke/No. 3 Hollins match at 1:00 pm.


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Washington and Lee Tennis
Virginia Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (Apr 27, 2013)

#16 Washington and Lee 5, Virginia Wesleyan 0
Apr 27, 2013 at Virginia Beach (The Everentt Center)

Singles competition
1. Meghan Buell (W&L) vs. Sara Yousif (VWCW) 5-3, unfinished
2. Claire Cahill (W&L) vs. Victoria Ryherd (VWCW) 6-2, 1-0, unfinished
3. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) vs. Mia Proctor (VWCW) 6-0, 4-2, unfinished
4. Christina Douglas (W&L) vs. Stephanie Bittner (VWCW) 6-0, 2-1, unfinished
5. Sallie Griffin (W&L) def. Hannah Parent (VWCW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Laura Simmons (W&L) def. Rachel Calkins (VWCW) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Claire Cahill/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Sara Yousif/Stephanie Bittner (VWCW) 8-4
2. Christina Douglas/Jen Hall (W&L) def. Victoria Ryherd/Mia Proctor (VWCW) 8-2
3. Meghan Buell/Sallie Griffin (W&L) def. Hannah Parent/Rachel Calkins (VWCW) 8-0
Match Notes
Virginia Wesleyan 11-12
Washington and Lee 17-5; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #5
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Semifinals 1