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