Generals defeat Bridgewater, 6-0, for sixth straight win

Mary Hampton McNeal

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The No. 22 Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated Bridgewater, 6-0, on Friday to remain unbeaten in ODAC play this season.

The win improves the Generals' overall record to 13-5, with a mark of 12-0 in conference, and it is also their sixth straight win and 10th win in their last 11 matches. The Eagles fall to 7-6 overall and 4-4 in the ODAC with the loss.

Senior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) and first-year Claire Lacksen (Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County) defeated Alexa Will and Emily Daigneault, 8-0, in No. 3 singles, before McNeal went on to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Nicole Shifflett in No. 2 singles. Sophomore Valerie Marshall (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) and junior Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's School) also chipped in an 8-0 win in No. 2 doubles.

Junior Gabby Moore (Davidson, N.C./William Amous Hough) matched McNeal with a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles, while first-year Georgia Wright (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) defeated Whitney Kiser, 6-4, 6-3, in No. 1 singles.

The Generals will get back on the courts on Saturday when they travel to No. 10 Carnegie Mellon for a 12:00 pm start.


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

#22 Washington and Lee 6, Bridgewater 0
Apr 19, 2019 at Bridgewater, Va. 

Singles competition
1. Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Whitney Kiser (BC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Nicole Shifflett (BC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Rachel Crawford (BC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) vs. Alexa Will (BC) no result
5. Claire Lacksen (WLUW) vs. Emily Daigneault (BC) no result
6. Anna Kreynin (WLUW) vs. Katie Austin (BC) no result


Doubles competition
1. Taylor Garcia/Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Whitney Kiser/Nicole Shifflett (BC) 8-3
2. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Stephanie Barton/Rachel Crawford (BC) 8-0
3. Mary Hampton McNeal/Claire Lacksen (WLUW) def. Alexa Will/Emily Daigneault (BC) 8-0


Match Notes
Washington and Lee 13-5, 12-0 ODAC; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #4
Bridgewater 7-6, 4-4 ODAC