GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fifth-ranked Washington and Lee University brought just four competitors to Sunday’s women’s tennis match at Guilford College and left with a 5-3 victory over the Quakers in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match played at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center. The Generals (17-4, 9-0 ODAC) are ranked fifth in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Division III Poll and second in the Atlantic South region.
Washington and Lee forfeited points at third doubles, fifth singles and sixth singles, but still had enough firepower to turn back Guilford in straight sets in the remaining five matches. The fourth-singles tilt was not finished.
Washington and Lee’s Megan Buell, the 22nd-ranked player in the latest ITA’s Division III Atlantic South Rankings, downed Haley Andrews at first singles, 6-0, 6-1, and teamed with Genny Francis for an 8-0 win over Guilford’s Fernanda Gonzalez and Nora Prokosch at second doubles.
The Generals’ Michelle Fleenor won her second-singles contest against Allison Hewitt, 6-0, 6-1, and teamed with Kelsey Vella for an 8-3 first-doubles win over Hewitt and Andrews.
Coach Dave McCain’s Quakers finished the 2015 season with a 6-9 overall record, 3-8 in the ODAC.
Tennis Match Results
Washington and Lee vs Guilford
Apr 19, 2015 at Greensboro, NC
(Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center)
#5 Washington and Lee 5, Guilford 3
1. Meghan Buell (W&LW) def. Haley Andrews (GC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Michelle Fleenor (W&LW) def. Allison Hewitt (GC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Kelsey Vella (W&LW) def. Fernanda Gonzalez (GC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Nora Prokosch (GC) vs. Genny Francis (W&LW) unfinished
5. Luci Gordon (GC) def. No player (W&LW), by forfeit
6. Chandler MacDonald (GC) def. No player (W&LW), by forfeit
1. Kelsey Vella/Michelle Fleenor (W&LW) def. Haley Andrews/Allison Hewitt (GC) 8-3
2. Meghan Buell/Genny Francis (W&LW) def. Fernanda Gonzalez/Nora Prokosch (GC) 8-0
3. Luci Gordon/Chandler MacDonald (GC) def. No player/No player (W&LW), by forfeit
Washington and Lee 17-4, 9-0 ODAC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #2
Guilford 6-9, 3-8 ODAC
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match
Washington and Lee is ranked 5th in the latest ITA Division III Poll and 2nd in the Division III Atlantic South Rankings.