W&L Women's Tennis Defeats Sweet Briar, 9-0, on Senior Day

2018-19 Seniors

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 25th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team notched a 9-0 victory over Sweet Briar on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Upper Courts.

The Generals celebrated senior day, honoring seniors Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson), Melinda Kauffman (Fuquay Varina, N.C. / North Raleigh Christian Academy) and Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy).

Both Kauffman and McNeal went 2-0 on the day, winning both their singles and doubles matches. 

Kauffman posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Emily Wrenn at No. 5 singles and teamed with first-year Claire Lacksen (Watkinsville, Ga. / Oconee County) to notch an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles.

McNeal registered a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lacey Tucker at No. 3 singles and linked with junior Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis. / Homestead) to win 8-0 at No. 2 doubles.

All told, the Generals surrendered just three games across singles and doubles play to record their second team victory of the day.  W&L downed Ferrum 9-0 in the morning.

The Blue & White is now 6-4 overall and 5-0 in ODAC play, while Sweet Briar slipped to 2-7 (0-2 ODAC).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Guilford for a 4:00 pm contest.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Sweet Briar vs Washington and Lee (Mar 23, 2019)

#25 Washington and Lee 9, Sweet Briar 0
Mar 23, 2019 at Lexington, Va. 

Singles competition
1. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) def. Emily Wandling (SBC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Lexi Culley (SBC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Lacey Tucker (SBC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Ruth Lechner (SBC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) def. Emily Wrenn (SBC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Claire Lacksen (WLUW) def. My-Xuan Hillengas (SBC) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Taylor Garcia/Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Lacey Tucker/Emily Wandling (SBC) 8-2
2. Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Lexi Culley/Ruth Lechner (SBC) 8-0
3. Claire Lacksen/Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) def. My-Xuan Hillengas/Emily Wrenn (SBC) 8-0


Match Notes
Sweet Briar 2-7, 0-2 ODAC
Washington and Lee 6-4, 5-0 ODAC; National ranking #25