No. 22 Women's Tennis drops close match to No. 10 Carnegie Mellon

Anna Kreynin

PITTSBURGH -- The No. 22 Washington and Lee women's tennis team suffered its first loss since March 30, a 5-4 decision to No. 10 Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon.

The loss snaps a six-game winning streak for the Generals, putting their overall record at 13-6, while the Tartans improved to 15-6 overall with the win.

Senior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) helped account for two wins on the day, pairing with junior Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis./Homestead) in No. 3 doubles to defeat Janabelle Wu and Alex Iordache, 8-5, before McNeal defeated Melissa Strome, 6-0, 6-1, in No. 5 singles.

First-year Georgia Wright (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) and junior Gabby Moore (Davidson, N.C./William Amous Hough) posted one singles win each for the Blue and White, with Wright defeating Vinaya Roa in No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-7, 1-0) and Moore earning a 7-6, 6-1 win over Iordache.

The Generals will close out their regular season with one final road match at No. 13 Mary Washington next Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Carnegie Mellon (Apr 20, 2019)

#10 Carnegie Mellon 5, #22 Washington and Lee 4
Apr 20, 2019 at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Singles competition
1. #6 Danna Taylor (CMU) def. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) 6-4, 6-2
2. #22 Jamie Vizelman (CMU) def. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Vinaya Rao (CMU) 6-2, 6-7, 1-0, retired
4. Janabelle Wu (CMU) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 6-2, 6-4
5. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Melissa Strome (CMU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Alex Iordache (CMU) 7-6, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. Danna Taylor/Melissa Strome (CMU) def. Taylor Garcia/Georgia Wright (WLUW) 8-1
2. Vinaya Rao/Courtney Ollis (CMU) def. Lily Horsley/Valerie Marshall (WLUW) 8-3
3. Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Janabelle Wu/Alex Iordache (CMU) 8-5


Match Notes
Washington and Lee 13-6; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #4
Carnegie Mellon 15-6; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #2