Generals fall, 6-3, to No. 22 Kenyon on first day of Blue Gray Invite

Taylor Garcia

FREDERICKSBURG, Md. -- The No. 25 Washington and Lee women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to No. 22 Kenyon on Saturday to kick off the Blue Gray Invite at the University of Mary Washington.

The loss drops the Generals to 3-4 overall, while the Lords improved to 5-2 overall with the win.

First-year Georgia Wright (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) and senior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) claimed wins in No. 3 and No. 5 singles, respectively, while the team of McNeal and junior Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis./Homestead) defeated sophomore Kayla Pukys and first-year Anna Winslow, 8-4, in No. 3 doubles.

The Generals will return to the court on Sunday when they take on No. 11 Skidmore at 8:00 am on day two of the Blue Gray Invite.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Kenyon vs Washington and Lee (Mar 16, 2019)

#22 Kenyon 6, #25 Washington and Lee 3
Mar 16, 2019 at Fredericksburg, Md. (University of Mary Washington) 

Singles competition
1. Erika Oku (KENW) def. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) 6-3, 6-2
2. Ilana Blackwood (KENW) def. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
3. Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Maggie Sweeney (KENW) 6-2, 6-0
4. Daria Beshentseva (KENW) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 6-4, 7-5
5. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Kayla Pukys (KENW) 6-3, 6-3
6. Annie Reiner (KENW) def. Anna Kreynin (WLUW) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles competition
1. Erika Oku/Maggie Sweeney (KENW) def. Taylor Garcia/Georgia Wright (WLUW) 8-3
2. Ilana Blackwood/Daria Beshentseva (KENW) def. Lily Horsley/Valerie Marshall (WLUW) 8-6
3. Mary Hampton McNeal/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) def. Kayla Pukys/Anna Winslow (KENW) 8-4


Match Notes
Kenyon 5-2; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #4
Washington and Lee 3-4; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #5