No. 13 W&L Women's Tennis Falls to Third-Ranked Emory, 5-1, in NCAA Third Round

No. 13 W&L Women's Tennis Falls to Third-Ranked Emory, 5-1, in NCAA Third Round

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The 13th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to third-ranked Emory in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at Sewanee.

The Eagles claimed a 2-1 edge heading into singles after posting wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Senior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) and sophomore Tessa Hill (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) posted an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles for W&L.

Emory's Daniela Lopez topped junior Michelle Fleenor (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Girls Preparatory School) by a score of 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles, Katrina Su posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over sophomore Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C. / South Carolina Connections Academy) at No. 4 singles and Paula Castro defeated junior Emily Kochard (Crozet, Va. / Western Albemarle), 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6 singles to close out the match.

The Eagles improved to 15-6 overall, while the Generals' concluded the 2016-17 campaign with a 21-6 mark.

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2016-17 W&L Women's Tennis
Washington & Lee vs Emory (May 14, 2017)

#3 Emory 5, #13 Washington & Lee 1
May 14, 2017 at Sewanee, Tenn. (Bruton-Guerry Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. #1 Bridget Harding (EMORY) vs. #8 Brooke Donnelly (WLUW) 6-7, 0-1, unfinished
2. #12 Michelle Satterfield (EMORY) vs. Tessa Hill (WLUW) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished
3. #22 Daniela Lopez (EMORY) def. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) 6-4, 6-3
4. Katarina Su (EMORY) def. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Melissa Goodman (EMORY) vs. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) 6-2, 2-4, unfinished
6. #48 Paula Castro (EMORY) def. Emily Kochard (WLUW) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (WLUW) def. #1 Bridget Harding/Katarina Su (EMORY) 8-4
2. #12 Michelle Satterfield/Daniela Lopez (EMORY) def. Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) 8-4
3. Michelle DeMeo/Paula Castro (EMORY) def. Mary Hampton McNeal/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) 8-3
Match Notes
Washington & Lee 21-6; National ranking #13
Emory 15-6; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,6,3)
NCAA Tournament Regional Final