LEXINGTON, Va. – The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team defeated 20th-ranked Trinity (Tex.) by a score of 5-4 on Thursday afternoon at the Duchossois Tennis Center.
Trinity posted victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead into singles action. At No. 1 doubles, senior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga.) and sophomore Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) defeated Marie Lutz and Zoe Kaffen, by a score of 8-2.
Donnelly topped Liza Southwick, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles and Hill defeated Caroline Kutach, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Fleenor topped Marie Lutz, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
The Tigers claimed No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches to knot the contest at 4-4, but sophomore Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) beat Mary Kaffen by a score of 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 singles to secure the 5-4 victory for the Blue and White.
The Generals improve to 10-1 overall with the win and Tigers drop to 8-6 overall with the loss.
W&L returns to action on March 18, when it travels to Mary Washington to face second-ranked Williams at 4:30.
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2016-17 W&L Women's Tennis
Trinity (Tx.) vs Washington and Lee (Mar 16, 2017)
#16 Washington and Lee 5, #20 Trinity (Tx.) 4
Mar 16, 2017 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)
|1. Brooke Donnelly (WLUW) def. Liza Southwick (TRI) 6-4, 7-5|
|2. Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. Caroline Kutach (TRI) 6-3, 6-3|
|3. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) def. Marie Lutz (TRI) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|4. Zoe Kaffen (TRI) def. Hannah Archer (WLUW) 6-4, 6-3|
|5. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Mary Kaffen (TRI) 6-0, 6-2|
|6. Andrea De Leon (TRI) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 6-1, 6-2|
|1. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. Marie Lutz/Zoe Kaffen (TRI) 8-2|
|2. Liza Southwick/Mary Kaffen (TRI) def. Michelle Fleenor/Emily Kochard (WLUW) 8-4|
|3. Caroline Kutach/Andrea De Leon (TRI) def. Mary Hampton McNeal/Lily Horsley (WLUW) 8-6|
|Trinity (Tx.) 8-6; National ranking #20|
|Washington and Lee 10-1; National ranking #16|