No. 13 W&L Women's Tennis Takes Down No. 18 UMW, 5-4

No. 13 W&L Women's Tennis Takes Down No. 18 UMW, 5-4

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)

 
Singles competition
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

 

Doubles competition
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


Match Notes
Mary Washington 12-3; National ranking #18
Washington and Lee 8-4; National ranking #13