LEXINGTON, Va. – The 13th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team took down 18th-ranked Mary Washington, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Upper Tennis Courts.
Mary Washington posted victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead into singles action. At No. 2 doubles, sophomore Michelle Fleenor (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Girls Preparatory School) and first-year Rachel Hicks (Mableton, Ga. / Whitefield Academy) defeated Mackenzie Smith and Taylor Diffley by a score of 8-4.
Junior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) topped Kait Brogan, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 1 singles and first-year Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) downed Caroline Mosberg, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 2 singles. Fleenor claimed the No. 3 singles, 7-6, 6-4. She beat 41st-ranked singles player, Shelby Harris.
The Eagles claimed the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches to knot the contest at 4-4, but first-year Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) beat Diffley by a score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, at No. 4 singles to secure the 5-4 victory for the Blue and White.
The Generals improve to an 8-4 overall record with the win and the Eagles drop to 12-3 overall with the loss.
W&L returns to action on April 3 when it travels to Roanoke for an 11:00 am contest and hosts Guilford for a 12:00 pm match.
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#13 Washington and Lee 5, #18 Mary Washington 4
Apr 02, 2016 at Washington and Lee (Upper Tennis Courts)
|1. Brooke Donnelly (W&LW) def. Kait Brogan (UMW) 6-4, 6-4|
|2. Tessa Hill (W&LW) def. Caroline Mosberg (UMW) 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Michelle Fleenor (W&LW) def. Shelby Harris (UMW) 7-6, 6-4|
|4. M. H. McNeal (W&LW) def. Taylor Diffley (UMW) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2|
|5. Mackenzie Smith (UMW) def. Melinda Kauffman (W&LW) 6-1, 6-2|
|6. Christina Gaul (UMW) def. Emily Kochard (W&LW) 6-3, 6-2|
|1. Shelby Harris/Kait Brogan (UMW) def. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (W&LW) 9-7|
|2. Michelle Fleenor/Rachel Hicks (W&LW) def. Mackenzie Smith/Taylor Diffley (UMW) 8-4|
|3. Caroline Mosberg/Sara Fioretti (UMW) def. M. H. McNeal/Emily Kochard (W&LW) 8-4|
|Mary Washington 12-3; National ranking #18|
|Washington and Lee 8-4; National ranking #13|