No. 18 Women's Tennis falls to No. 24 CNU, 5-4

Lily Horsley

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The No. 18 Washington and Lee women's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to No. 24 Christopher Newport on Saturday.

First-year Georgia Wright (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) earned a straight sets win, 6-2, 6-4, in No. 3 singles over first-year Amanda Yermal, while sophomore Valerie Marshall (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) and senior Melinda Kauffman (Fuquay Varina, N.C./North Raleigh Christian Academy) won in three sets out of the No. 2 and No. 6 singles slots, respectively.

Marshall teamed up with junior Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's School) in No. 2 doubles to earn to Generals' final team point over the Captains, an 8-1 victory over Yermal and first-year Reagan Delp.

The Captains improved to 1-1 on the season, while the Generals dropped to 0-2.

The Generals will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Randolph for their first ODAC match of the season. Play will get under way at 3:00 pm.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Washington and Lee vs Chris. Newport (Feb 16, 2019)

#24 Chris. Newport 5, #18 Washington and Lee 4
Feb 16, 2019 at Newport News, Va.

Singles competition
1. Johanna Ranta-Aho (CNU) def. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) 6-4, retired
2. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) def. Olivia Reed (CNU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
3. Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Amanda Yermal (CNU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Kara Ferner (CNU) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 7-6, 6-2
5. Reagan Delp (CNU) def. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) 7-6, 6-4
6. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) def. Alison Burgess (CNU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

 

Doubles competition
1. Johanna Ranta-Aho/Olivia Reed (CNU) def. Taylor Garcia/Claire Lacksen (WLUW) 8-0
2. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Reagan Delp/Amanda Yermal (CNU) 8-1
3. Kara Ferner/Colette Gilbert (CNU) def. Anna Kreynin/Georgia Wright (WLUW) 8-1

 

Match Notes
Washington and Lee 0-2; National ranking #18
Chris. Newport 1-1; National ranking #24