W&L Women's Tennis Claims 23rd ODAC Title With 5-0 Win Over Roanoke

W&L Women's Tennis Claims 23rd ODAC Title With 5-0 Win Over Roanoke

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 16th-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team claimed a 5-0 win over second-seeded Roanoke in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship match on Sunday at Virginia Wesleyan College.

The conference title was W&L's 11th straight and the 23rd in the 30 years that the ODAC has awarded a women's team championship. 

After sweeping the doubles round, 3-0, the Generals went on to record victories at No. 4 and 5 singles positions for the win. Seniors Sallie Griffin (Warrenton, Va./Highland School) and Christina Douglas (Fayetteville, N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) each registered two wins on the day. Griffin teamed up with sophomore Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) at No. 3 doubles for an 8-0 win and also took the win at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-1. Douglas joined classmate Jen Hall (Matairie, La./Matairie Park Country Day) for an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles and then notched a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.

With the win, the Generals earn an automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Tournament, which will begin May 11-13 at selected on-campus sites. W&L returns to action on May 4, when it faces third-ranked Emory at 12:00 pm.


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Washington and Lee Tennis
Roanoke vs Washington and Lee (Apr 28, 2013)

#16 Washington and Lee 5, Roanoke 0
Apr 28, 2013 at Virginia Beach (The Everett Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Meghan Buell (W&L) vs. Corbin Leitch (RCW) 6-2, unfinished
2. Claire Cahill (W&L) vs. Laura Dodson (RCW) 6-1, unfinished
3. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) vs. Briell Smith (RCW) 6-0, 5-3, unfinished
4. Christina Douglas (W&L) def. Kristen McDowell (RCW) 6-1, 6-0
5. Sallie Griffin (W&L) def. Haley Goodes (RCW) 6-0, 6-1
6. Laura Simmons (W&L) vs. Kaitlyn Diskerud (RCW) 6-2, 2-0, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Claire Cahill/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Laura Dodson/Briell Smith (RCW) 8-5
2. Christina Douglas/Jen Hall (W&L) def. Corbin Leitch/Kristen McDowell (RCW) 8-3
3. Meghan Buell/Sallie Griffin (W&L) def. Kaitlyn Diskerud/Haley Goodes (RCW) 8-0
Match Notes
Roanoke 14-4
Washington and Lee 18-5; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #5
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Championship