No. 12 W&L Women's Tennis Falls to No. 17 Sewanee, 5-0

No. 12 W&L Women's Tennis Falls to No. 17 Sewanee, 5-0

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The 12th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to 17th-ranked Sewanee, 5-0, to finish sixth at the ITA Indoor National Championships on Sunday at the Baylor School.

The Tigers took a 3-0 lead into singles play after claiming all three doubles matches.

Sewanee's Ellie Czura topped senior Emily Kochard (Charlottesville, Va. / Western Albemarle) by a score of 6-1, 7-5, at No. 3 singles and Catherine Owen posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over sophomore Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va. / St. Catherine's School) at No. 4 singles to close out the match.

The Generals drop to 7-2 overall with the loss, while Sewanee improves to 8-1 overall with the victory.

Washington and Lee returns to action on March 10 when it hosts Hollins at 10:00 am.

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2017-18 W&L Women's Tennis
Sewanee vs Washington and Lee (Mar 04, 2018)

#17 Sewanee 5, #12 Washington and Lee 0
Mar 04, 2018 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor School)

Singles competition
1. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) vs. #38 Clementina Davila (SEWANEE) unfinished
2. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) vs. Christina Merchant (SEWANEE) unfinished
3. Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Emily Kochard (WLUW) 6-1, 7-5
4. #32 Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 6-4, 6-4
5. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) vs. Haley Tucker (SEWANEE) unfinished
6. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) vs. Darby Duval (SEWANEE) unfinished


Doubles competition
1. #14 Clementina Davila/Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. #16 Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) 8-3
2. Christina Merchant/Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) 8-5
3. Sara Thompson/Bea Benavides (SEWANEE) def. Emily Kochard/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) 8-2


Match Notes
Sewanee 8-1; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #6
Washington and Lee 7-2; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #3
ITA Indoor National Championships - 5th Place