NORFOLK, Va. – The 23rd-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee women's tennis team captured its 17th consecutive ODAC Championship, and 29th overall title, after securing a 5-0 win over second-seeded Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon.
The loss drops the Hornets to 18-3 overall, while the Generals improve to 16-7 on the season and earn the ODAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
First-year Taylor Garcia (Mandeville, La./Mount Carmel Academy) and senior Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) both claimed two wins on the day to lead the Generals. Garcia and first-year Georgia Wright (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) defeated Sarah Wyly and Lilli Altenburg, 8-3, in No. 2 doubles, before she went on to down Wyly, 6-1, 6-2, in No. 2 singles.
McNeal teamed with junior Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis./Homestead), as the duo swept Reagan Coon and Alissa Anderson, 8-0, in No. 3 doubles. McNeal then went on to drop Anderson, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 3 singles.
The Generals now await who they will face-off with in the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA will announce the full tournament field on Monday.
2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Lynchburg Women's Tennis vs Washington and Lee (May 05, 2019)
#23 Washington and Lee 5, Lynchburg 0
May 5, 2019 at Norfolk, Va. (Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center)
|1. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) vs. Christina Harris (LYN) 3-6, 1-0, unfinished|
|2. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) def. Sarah Wyly (LYN) 6-1, 6-2|
|3. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Alissa Anderson (LYN) 6-2, 6-0|
|4. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) vs. Emily Hoang (LYN) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished|
|5. Anna Kreynin (WLUW) vs. Ellen Druebbisch (LYN) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished|
|6. Gabby Moore (WLUW) vs. Reagan Coon (LYN) 6-2, 0-0, unfinished|
|1. Lily Horsley/Valerie Marshall (WLUW) def. Christina Harris/Caroline Guill (LYN) 8-4|
|2. Georgia Wright/Taylor Garcia (WLUW) def. Sarah Wyly/Lilli Altenburg (LYN) 8-3|
|3. Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Reagan Coon/Alissa Anderson (LYN) 8-0|
|Lynchburg Women's Tennis 18-3|
|Washington and Lee 16-7|