PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Generals stole the No. 1 and 3 doubles to start the day, 2-1. The junior team of Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va. / Flint Hill) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C. / Ashley Hall) won, 8-6, and teammates first-year Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) and senior Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis) also claimed a 8-4 victory, respectively.
Meighan also won at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2, but the Tartans won four singles matches to pull away for the win. Sophomore Mary Elizabeth Shutley (Marietta, Ga. / Marist School) was the only other General to walk away with a singles win.
W&L falls to 11-2 on the year with the loss.
The Generals return to the court on Sunday when it travels to CA Pennsylvannia for a 1:00 pm contest.
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Washington and Lee Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Carnegie Mellon (Mar 29, 2014)
#9 Carnegie Mellon 5, #20 Washington and Lee 4 Mar 29, 2014 at Pittsburgh, Pa.
|1. Sonja Meighan (WLU) def. Anglea Pratt (CMU) 6-2, 6-2|
|2. Vanessa Pavia (CMU) def. Meghan Buell (WLU) 6-0, 6-3|
|3. Kaite Cecil (CMU) def. Patricia Kirkland (WLU) 6-1, 6-3|
|4. Nicholle Torres (CMU) def. Brooke Donnelly (WLU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4|
|5. Brooke Tsu (CMU) def. Chelsea Mixson (WLU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1|
|6. Mary E. Shutley (WLU) def. Elizabeth Martin (CMU) 6-1, 7-6|
|1. Sonja Meighan/Patricia Kirkland (WLU) def. Vanessa Pavia/Bryn Raschke (CMU) 8-6|
|2. Nicholle Torres/Anglea Pratt (CMU) def. Meghan Buell/Chelsea Mixson (WLU) 8-3|
|3. Brooke Donnelly/Claire Cahill (WLU) def. Brooke Tsu/Kaite Cecil (CMU) 8-4|
|Washington and Lee 11-2; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #5|
|Carnegie Mellon 12-3; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3|