No. 22 Generals sweep Emory & Henry, 9-0

Taylor Garcia

LEXINGTON, Va. – The No. 22 Washington and Lee women's tennis team secured a 9-0 victory over ODAC foe Emory & Henry on Wednesday afternoon.

The win is the fifth in a row for the Generals, as the team improved to 12-5 overall and 11-0 in the ODAC with the win. The Wasps fell to 11-5 overall and 4-5 in conference play with the loss.

First-years Taylor Garcia (Mandeville, La./Mount Carmel Academy) and Georgia Wright (Austin, Texas/Regents School of Austin) did not lose a single game on the day, pairing for an 8-0 win in No. 1 doubles over Katie Meade and Kaitlyn Sheaves, before Garcia defeated Meade and Wright downed Sheaves, 6-0, 6-0, each in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

Seniors Mary Hampton McNeal (Beaufort, S.C./South Carolina Connections Academy) and Melinda Kauffman (Fuquay Varina, N.C./North Raleigh Christian Academy) also chipped in 6-0, 6-0 singles wins, as McNeal defeated Logan Graham in No. 4 singles and Kauffman topped Cailie Pallard in No. 6 singles.

The Generals will travel to Bridgewater for their next match, a 3:00 pm contest on Friday.

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2018-19 W&L Women's Tennis
Emory & Henry vs Washington and Lee (Apr 17, 2019)

#22 Washington and Lee 9, Emory & Henry 0
Apr 17, 2019 at Lexington, Va. (W&L Upper Courts)

Singles competition
1. Taylor Garcia (WLUW) def. Katie Meade (EHCW) 6-0, 6-0
2. Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Kaitlyn Sheaves (EHCW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Lily Horsley (WLUW) def. Vanna Summers (EHCW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Logan Graham (EHCW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Tessa Johnston (EHCW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) def. Cailie Pollard (EHCW) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. Taylor Garcia/Georgia Wright (WLUW) def. Katie Meade/Kaitlyn Sheaves (EHCW) 8-0
2. Anna Kreynin/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Vanna Summers/Logan Graham (EHCW) 8-2
3. Claire Lacksen/Melinda Kauffman (WLUW) def. Cailie Pollard/Tessa Johnston (EHCW) 8-1


Match Notes
Emory & Henry 11-5, 4-5 ODAC
Washington and Lee 12-5, 11-0; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #4