Generals cruise into ODAC semifinals with 5-0 win over Virginia Wesleyan

Lily Horsley

LEXINGTON, Va. – The No. 23 and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated eighth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 5-0, on Wednesday in the ODAC Championship Tournament quarterfinals.

With the win, the Generals improve to 14-7 overall on the season, while the Marlins finish the season at 10-9 with the loss

W&L dropped just one game on the day, while first-year Taylor Garcia (Mandeville, La./Mount Carmel Academy) and junior Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis./Homestead) combined for four of the team's five wins. Garcia teamed with first-year Claire Lacksen (Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County) in No. 3 doubles to defeat Aubree Johnson and Taylor Witherspoon, 8-0, before Garcia went on to handle Audrey Bally, 6-0, 6-0.

Kreynin paired with senior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) in No. 2 doubles and the duo earned an 8-1 win over Christine Zalameda and Lyric Hinton, 8-1, before Kreynin matched Garcia's effort with a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 6 singles over Taitum O'Brien.

The Generals will compete against fourth-seeded Randolph in the ODAC semifinals on Saturday at 1:30 pm at Virginia Wesleyan.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Va. Wesleyan vs Washington and Lee (May 1, 2019)

#23 Washington and Lee 5, Va. Wesleyan 0
May 1, 2019 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Upper Courts)

Singles competition
1. Christine Zalameda (VWU) vs. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) no result
2. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) def. Audrey Bally (VWU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Katie Staman (VWU) vs. Lily Horsley (WLUW) no result
4. Taylor Witherspoon (VWU) vs. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) no result
5. Lyric Hinton (VWU) vs. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) no result
6. Anna Kreynin (WLUW) def. Taitum O'Brien (VWU) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Lily Horsley/Valerie Marshall (WLUW) def. Katie Staman/Audrey Bally (VWU) 8-0
2. Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Christine Zalameda/Lyric Hinton (VWU) 8-1
3. Taylor Garcia/Claire Lacksen (WLUW) def. Aubree Johnson/Taylor Witherspoon (VWU) 8-0


Match Notes
Va. Wesleyan 10-9
Washington and Lee 14-7; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #5
ODAC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals