No. 12 W&L Women's Tennis Drops a 7-2 Decision to No. 9 Chicago

No. 12 W&L Women's Tennis Drops a 7-2 Decision to No. 9 Chicago

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The 12th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to ninth-ranked Chicago, 7-2, in the quarterfinals of the ITA Indoor National Championships on Friday at the Baylor School.

Sophomore Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va. / St. Catherine's School) and first-year Valerie Marshall (Arlington, Va. / Yorktown) defeated Estefania Navarro and Alyssa Rudin at No. 2 doubles, 8-7. Chicago won No. 1 and No.3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead into singles action.

Sophomore Lauren Hassell (Mendham, N.J. / West Morris Mendham) defeated Daryn Ellison, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles, but the Maroons won the remaining singles matches to reach the final margin.

With the loss, the Generals drop to 6-1 overall, while Chicago improves to 9-0 overall.

Washington and Lee will now compete in the consolation bracket. The Generals will face the loser of sixth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer and 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 9:00 am at the Baylor School.

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2017-18 W&L Women's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs University of Chicago (Mar 02, 2018)

#9 University of Chicago 7, #12 Washington and Lee 2
Mar 02, 2018 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor School)

Singles competition
1. #4 Claire Handa (UCW) def. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) 7-5, 6-1
2. Catherine Xu (UCW) def. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Estefania Navarro (UCW) def. Emily Kochard (WLUW) 7-6, 7-5
4. Alyssa Rudin (UCW) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Laura Gutierrez (UCW) def. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) 7-5, 6-1
6. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) def. Daryn Ellison (UCW) 6-3, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Daryn Ellison/Catherine Xu (UCW) def. #16 Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) 8-4
2. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Laura Gutierrez/Claire Handa (UCW) 8-5
3. Estefania Navarro/Alyssa Rudin (UCW) def. Emily Kochard/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) 8-7 (5-0)


Match Notes
Washington and Lee 6-1; National ranking #12
University of Chicago 9-0; National ranking #9
ITA Division III Indoor National Championships - Quarterfinals
Chicago is the 3-seed
Washington & Lee is the 6-seed