W&L Women's Tennis Continues Competition at ITAs

W&L Women's Tennis Continues Competition at ITAs

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's tennis team continued competition at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Sunday at Mary Washington.

In the Championship Singles bracket, senior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) advanced to the semifinals round. Donnelly defeated Taylor Diffley of Mary Washington, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the quarterfinals, and then topped Carnegie Mellon's Jamie Vizelman, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals.

In the Blue 1 Singles Draw, sophomore Melinda Kauffman (Fuquay Varina, N.C. / North Raleigh Christian Academy) defeated Emily Morgan of Christopher Newport in the semifinals, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7, and then topped first-year teammate Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va. / St. Catherine's School), 6-4, 6-4 in the championship round. 

In the Championship Doubles bracket, the duo of Donnelly and first-year Anna Kreynin (Mequon, Wis. / Homestead) lost to Johns Hopkins' Mikey Barthelmass and Ashnaa Rao in the quarterfinals, 8-4. The team of Horsley and first-year Hannah Archer (Cornelius, N.C. / Lake Norman Charter) fell in the quarterfinals to Taylor Diffley and Caroline Mosberg of Mary Washington, 8-2. Sophomore Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) and first-year Lauren Hassel (Mendham, N.J. / West Morris Mendham) were defeated by Nicole Russo and Allison Wolters of Franklin & Marshall in the quarterfinals, 8-6.

The ITA Southeast Regional Championships concludes on Monday.

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Championships Singles

Round of 16

Cori Sidell (CMU) d. Hannah Archer (W&L); 7-6 (4), 7-5

Brooke Donnelly (W&L) d. Taylor Diffley (UMW); 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 


Brooke Donnelly (W&L) d. Jamie Vizelman (CMU); 4-6, 6-3, 6-2


Blue 1 Singles


Melinda Kauffman (W&L) d. Emily Morgan (CNU); 6-3, 4-6, 10-7

Lily Horsley (W&L) d. Alexi Snyder (UMW); 6-3, 6-0 


Melinda Kauffman (W&L) d. Lily Horsley (W&L); 6-4, 6-4


Blue 2 Singles


Katie Gauch (JHU) d. Mary Hampton McNeal (W&L); 2-6; 6-3; 13-11 



Championship Doubles


Barthelmass/Rao (JHU) d. Donnelly/Kreynin (W&L); 8-1

Diffley/Mosberg (UMW) d. Archer/Horsley (W&L); 8-2

Russo/Wolters (FMC) d. Hassell/Hill (W&L); 8-6