W&L Women's Tennis Falls to No. 9 Carnegie Mellon, 5-4

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.

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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
Match Notes
Washington and Lee 11-2; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #5
Carnegie Mellon 12-3; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3