FOUR W&L WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS EARN ALL-AMERICA ACCOLADES
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The NCAA Championship runner-up Washington and Lee women's tennis team had four players earn All-America accolades in 2005. Senior Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) garnered All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while sophomores Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud), Kristen McClung (Charleston, W.Va./Charleston Catholic), and Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) notched All-America honors in doubles.
Hagerman, who was also named ODAC Player of the Year and ITA Atlantic South Region and National Senior Player of the Year, earned All-America honors in singles for the fourth time in her career and third time in doubles. She became the first-ever W&L women's tennis player to win the NCAA Singles Championship after she defeated DePauw's Liz Bondi, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, in the finals. Hagerman captured the ITA Division III National Singles Championships this past fall and was the ITA Co-National Rookie of the Year in 2002. Hagerman finished the season with a single-season record 37 wins (37-1) and also holds the W&L all-time record for singles (117-17) and doubles (108-17) victories.
Applegate, who won the ODAC Championship at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles in her first season as a General, advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship with McClung to earn All-America accolades. Applegate, a two-time ODAC Player of the Week, was also named the ITA Atlantic South Region Player to Watch and finished the season with a 15-1 singles record and a 17-3 mark in doubles.
McClung, who claimed the ODAC Championship at No. 2 singles and doubles, advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship with Applegate to earn All-America honors. McClung ended the season with a 17-3 singles record and an 18-5 mark in doubles.
Wortham, who captured the ODAC Championship at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles, notched All-America honors for the second time in her career by teaming with Hagerman and advancing to the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals. Worthham concluded the season with a 19-4 singles record and a 20-6 mark in doubles.
Washington and Lee finished the season with a 22-1 record (10-0 ODAC) and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships for the second time in the last three seasons.