No. 22 Women's Tennis claims second win of the day, 7-2, over R-MC

Melinda Kauffman

LEXINGTON, Va. – The No. 22 Washington and Lee women's tennis team earned its second win of the day and fourth in a row in a 7-2 decision over Randolph-Macon at home on Tuesday.

The Generals improved to 11-5 overall with the win and 10-0 in conference and handed the Yellow Jackets their first overall loss and conference loss of the season (9-1, 6-1 ODAC).

Sophomore Valerie Marshall (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) and junior Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's School) earned an 8-5 win in No. 1 doubles over Morgan Fuqua and Stephanie Yeager, while first-year Claire Lacksen (Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County) and junior Gabby Moore (Davidson, N.C./William Amous Hough) defeated Kristin Dantzler and Landon Aud by the same score in No. 2 doubles.

Marshall, Horsley, Moore and Lacksen all claimed straight-set wins in singles, and senior Melinda Kauffman (Fuquay Varina, N.C./North Raleigh Christian Academy) added a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win in No. 4 singles over Aud.

The Yellow Jackets' two wins on the day came by default in No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles, with Courtney Jenkins claiming the both wins with partner Isabel Wadsworth in doubles.

The Generals will be back in action on Wednesday when they host Emory & Henry in their final home match of the regular season. Play is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Randolph-Macon vs Washington and Lee (Apr 16, 2019)

#22 Washington and Lee 7, Randolph-Macon 2
Apr 16, 2019 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Upper Courts)

Singles competition
1. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) def. Morgan Fuqua (RMCW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Kristin Dantzler (RMCW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Stephanie Yeager (RMCW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) def. Landon Aud (RMCW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Claire Lacksen (WLUW) def. Isabel Wadsworth (RMCW) 6-0, 6-1
6. Courtney Jenkins (RMCW) def. No player (WLUW), by default

 

Doubles competition
1. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Morgan Fuqua/Stephanie Yeager (RMCW) 8-5
2. Claire Lacksen/Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Kristin Dantzler/Landon Aud (RMCW) 8-5
3. Isabel Wadsworth/Courtney Jenkins (RMCW) def. No player/No player (WLUW), by default

 

Match Notes
Randolph-Macon 9-1, 6-1 ODAC
Washington and Lee 11-5, 10-0 ODAC; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #4