LEXINGTON, Va. – The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to 27th-ranked Mary Washington, 5-4, on Sunday at the W&L Outdoor Tennis Courts.
UMW held a 2-1 advantage after the doubles matches, claiming wins at No. 2 and 3. The duo of junior Chelsea Mixson (Beaufort, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) and sophomore Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) registered the lone win for the Generals at the No. 1 position.
W&L pulled ahead after winning at No. 1, 2, and 3 singles, but dropped the final three matches to give the Eagles the 5-4 win. Buell notched a victory at No. 1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, junior Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) recorded a 7-5 (5-0), 6-4, win at No. 2, and Mixson tallied the final win at No. 3, 6-3, 6-0.
With the loss, the Generals fell to 18-7 overall, while UMW improved to 19-4 on the year.
Washington and Lee will now wait to see who it will play in the NCAA Tournament, which begins on May 10-12.
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Washington and Lee Tennis
Mary Washington vs Washington and Lee University (May 05, 2013)
#27 Mary Washington 5, #16 Washington and Lee University 4
May 05, 2013 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Outdoor Tennis Courts)
|1. Meghan Buell (W&L) def. Lindsay Raulston (UMW) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|2. Claire Cahill (W&L) def. Shelby Harris (UMW) 7-5 (5-0), 6-4|
|3. Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Alex Ritter (UMW) 6-3, 6-0|
|4. Chrissy Gaul (UMW) def. Christina Douglas (W&L) 6-1, 6-3|
|5. Mackenzie Smith (UMW) def. Jen Hall (W&L) 6-1, 6-4|
|6. Berri Flood (UMW) def. Laura Simmons (W&L) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|1. Meghan Buell/Chelsea Mixson (W&L) def. Lindsay Raulston/Shelby Harris (UMW) 8-5|
|2. Alina Sumaya/Mackenzie Smith (UMW) def. Sallie Griffin/Claire Cahill (W&L) 8-6|
|3. Alex Ritter/Chrissy Gaul (UMW) def. Jen Hall/Christina Douglas (W&L) 8-1|
|Mary Washington 19-4; National ranking #27|
|Washington and Lee University 18-7; National ranking #16|