ODAC Announces Women's Tennis All-Conference Teams

FOREST, Va. – The All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's tennis team was announced on Thursday and Washington and Lee had several players honored, including claiming the league's Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Sophomore Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) was chosen as the ODAC Player of the Year, while sophomore Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) garnered ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. 

Six others joined Meighan and Kirkland on the all-conference list for singles and doubles. On the first team for singles were sophomore Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany), seniors Kerry Cotter (Easley, S.C./Wren) and Jen Hall (Matairie, La./Metairie Park Country Day School) and junior Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C./Hilton Head Prep). Additionally, juniors Cameron Dorsey (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) and Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) were both honored for doubles play.

Meighan collected the honor for the second-straight year after claiming a 14-5 overall record in singles and a 16-4 mark in doubles this season. She is currently ranked fourth in the Atlantic South region as an individual and teams up with Kirkland to make the top-ranked duo in the region.

Kirkland was awarded her second first team honors at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles, recording a 7-0 singles mark and a 17-4 mark in doubles on the year. She is ranked first in the region in doubles when partnering with Meighan. 

A two-time first team selection, Buell garnered recognition at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles. She went 17-6 overall in singles this year, while claiming a 21-6 record in doubles. Currently, Buell is ranked seventh in the region in singles and fifth in doubles with Dorsey.

Cotter earns her first All-ODAC honor at No. 4 singles after finishing the season with a 9-2 overall singles mark and was 6-0 in league action. 

At No. 5 singles, Hall also garnered her first all-conference laurel with a 10-2 singles record on the year and a 6-0 ODAC mark. She also went 9-1 in doubles.

Mixson was named to the first team at both No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles, recording a 6-4 singles and 12-7 doubles mark overall. 

Dorsey earned her second All-ODAC honors at No. 2 doubles with Buell following an 11-2 doubles mark this year, while going 6-0 in league play. She and Buell comprise the fifth-ranked doubles team in the region.

Cahill garnered first team all-conference accolades for the first time at No. 3 doubles with Mixson. She registered a 19-11 overall record in doubles with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference.

Virginia Wesleyan first-year Sara Yousif was awarded the ODAC Rookie of the Year and Roanoke's Justin Fainter was tabbed as the ODAC Coach of the Year. 

The 16th-ranked Generals claimed the program's 23rd ODAC title on Sunday, earning an automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Tournament, which will begin May 10-12 at selected on-campus sites. W&L returns to action on May 4, when its travels to third-ranked Emory for a 12:00 pm match.

 

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