Generals sweep Randolph, 5-0, to reach ODAC title game

Mary Hampton McNeal

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 23rd-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated Randolph, 5-0, on Saturday to advance to the 2019 ODAC Women's Tennis Championship match.

The Generals improved to 15-7 overall with the win, while the WildCats' season comes to a close at 12-8 overall with the loss.

Senior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) led the way for the Blue and White as she did not drop a game on the day. She and junior Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis./Homestead) paired in No. 3 doubles for an 8-0 win over Ranita Opoku-Sarfo and Hayley Ashford, before McNeal downed Lauren Appel, 6-0, 6-0, in No. 4 singles.

With the singles win, McNeal reached her 100th career win across all singles and doubles matches. She now holds a career record of 100-50 (.667).

Junior Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's School) also contributed two wins on the day, teaming with sophomore Valerie Marshall (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) in No. 1 doubles for an 8-3 win over Keyu Jin and Ashley Schmitz. She then clinched the win for the Generals with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Savana Mata in No. 3 singles.

The Generals will look to clinch their 29th overall ODAC title on Sunday, 17th straight, when they take on the winner of the third-seed Randolph-Macon vs. second-seed Lynchburg match. The championship match will get underway at Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00 pm.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Randolph College vs Washington and Lee (May 04, 2019)

#23 Washington and Lee 5, Randolph College 0
May 04, 2019 at Virginia Beach, Va. (Everett Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) vs. Keyu Jin (RCWT) 5-2, unfinished
2. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) vs. Ashley Schmitz (RCWT) 6-0, 1-0, unfinished
3. Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Savana Mata (RCWT) 6-0, 6-1
4. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Lauren Appel (RCWT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) vs. Ranita Opoku-Sarfo (RCWT) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
6. Anna Kreynin (WLUW) vs. Kristyn Underwood (RCWT) 6-0, 1-0, unfinished

 

Doubles competition
1. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Keyu Jin/Ashley Schmitz (RCWT) 8-3
2. Taylor Garcia/Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Lauren Appel/Savana Mata (RCWT) 8-2
3. Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Ranita Opoku-Sarfo/Hayley Ashford (RCWT) 8-0

 

Match Notes
Randolph College 12-8
Washington and Lee 15-7; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #5
ODAC Tournament Semifinals