W&L Women's Tennis Upsets No. 7 Carnegie Mellon, 7-2

LEXINGTON, Va. – The 18th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team upset seventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon, 7-2, on Saturday at the Outdoor Tennis Courts. 

With the win, W&L improved to 14-4 on the year, while CMU fell to 8-4 overall.

The Generals claimed two wins in the doubles round to go up 2-1 early. They then recorded victories at all but No. 5 singles to run away with the 7-2 win. 

Sophomores Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill), Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) each went 2-0 on the day. Meighan claimed a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and teamed up with Kirkland at No. 1 doubles to take the 8-2 win. Kirkland then defeated Angela Pratt, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 3 singles, while Buell won at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and No. 2 doubles, 8-2.

W&L returns to the court on Sunday, April 14 when it faces Guilford for a 2:00 pm contest.


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Washington and Lee Tennis
Carnegie Mellon vs Washington and Lee University (Mar 30, 2013)

#18 Washington and Lee University 7, #7 Carnegie Mellon 2
Mar 30, 2013 at Lexington, Va. (Outdoor Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Chelsea Motie (CMUW) 6-3, 6-0
2. Meghan Buell (W&L) def. Elizabeth Martin (CMUW) 6-1, 6-2
3. Patricia Kirkland (W&L) def. Angela Pratt (CMUW) 6-3, 7-5
4. Allison Hupalo (W&L) def. Brooke Tsu (CMUW) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
5. Abbey Hamstra (CMUW) def. Claire Cahill (W&L) 6-3, 6-4
6. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Alexandra Tapak (CMUW) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Patricia Kirkland/Sonja Meighan (W&L) def. Bryn Raschke/Chelsea Motie (CMUW) 8-2
2. Meghan Buell/Cameron Dorsey (W&L) def. Angela Pratt/Katie Cecil (CMUW) 8-2
3. Brooke Tsu/Lydia Utkin (CMUW) def. Claire Cahill/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) 8-1
Match Notes
Carnegie Mellon 8-4; National ranking #7
Washington and Lee University 14-4; National ranking #18