ATLANTA, Ga. – The 19th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team advanced to the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships after posting a 5-0 win over the 20th-ranked Sewanee on Saturday morning at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Generals improved to 18-2 overall on the year, while Sewanee closed out its season with a record of 21-4. The contest was a rematch of last year's second-round match, which the Tigers won by a 5-4 score. The two teams also met earlier in the 2014 regular season, as Washington and Lee came away with a 7-2 win.
The Generals dropped just two points in sweeping all three doubles matches to enter the singles round with a 3-0 advantage. W&L then won at No. 4 and 6 singles to claim the 5-0 victory.
First-year Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) led the Generals with two wins on the day. She won at No. 3 doubles, 8-1, with senior captain Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis), and went on to take down Taylor Tepper, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 4 singles.
Washington and Lee will take on either top-ranked Emory or Berry, on Sunday at 1:00 PM for third round action. Click here for live stats.
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Washington and Lee Tennis
The University of the South vs Washington & Lee University (May 10, 2014)
#19 Washington & Lee University 5, #20 The University of the South 0
May 10, 2014 at Atlanta, GA (Woodruff P.E. Center)
|1. Meighan, Sonja (WLU) vs. Goodhue, Bronte (SEWANEE) 6-2, 2-3, unfinished|
|2. Buell, Meghan (WLU) vs. Liles, Lindsey (SEWANEE) 3-6, 4-3, unfinished|
|3. Kirkland, Patricia (WLU) vs. Veron, Annie (SEWANEE) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished|
|4. Donnelly, Brooke (WLU) def. Taylor Tepper, Mary (SEWANEE) 6-2, 6-0|
|5. Mixson, Chelsea (WLU) vs. Johnston, Kate (SEWANEE) 7-5, 1-0, unfinished|
|6. Shutley, Mary Elizab (WLU) def. Parker, Elske (SEWANEE) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Meighan, Sonja/Kirkland, Patricia (WLU) def. Goodhue, Bronte/Liles, Lindsey (SEWANEE) 8-1|
|2. Buell, Meghan/Mixson, Chelsea (WLU) def. Veron, Annie/Taylor Tepper, Mary (SEWANEE) 8-0|
|3. Donnelly, Brooke/Cahill, Claire (WLU) def. Johnston, Kate/Parker, Elske (SEWANEE) 8-1|
|The University of the South 21-4; National ranking #20|
|Washington & Lee University 18-2; National ranking #19|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,4)|
|NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships - Second Round (hosted by Emory)|
|Washington & Lee advances to the third round to face #1 Emory or Berry|