April 26, 1999

WASHINGTON AND LEE WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM REACHES NCAA TOURNAMENT

LEXINGTON -- The Washington and Lee women's tennis team (16-4, 11-0 ODAC) has been selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive season and for the seventh time in nine years. The Generals will face Kenyon College in the tournament's first round on Tuesday, May 4 at The College of New Jersey in Trenton, N.J. W&L defeated Kenyon, 5-4, in Lexington on March 12. The team championship will run through Friday, May 7.

Junior Brook Hartzell (Palo Alto, Calif./ Branson School) will participate in the singles championships that will run from Saturday, May 8 to Monday, May 10. She currently has a record of 23-4 as the Generals' consistent No. 1 singles player. Hartzell will team with freshman Melissa Hatley (Columbia, S.C./ Heathwood Hall) in the doubles competition that will run concurrently with the singles competition. They have compiled a record of 13-4 as W&L's consistent No. 1 doubles team in 1999.

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