Generals open 2019-20 season at ITA Southeast Regionals

Taylor Garcia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The No. 23 Washington and Lee women's tennis team opened the 2019-20 season by competing in the ITA Southeast Regional Championship Tournament, hosted by Mary Washington, on Saturday.

The day was highlighted by a pair of singles wins from sophomore Taylor Garcia (Mandeville, La./Mount Carmel Academy) and first-year Marta Mikos (Willowbrook, Ill./Hinsdale South). Garcia defeated Bryn Mawr's Audrey Camacho, 6-2, 6-2, and downed Carnegie Mellon's Janabelle Wu, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to Sunday's Round of 16.

Mikos also advanced to the Round of 16 after a 6-2, 6-0 win over Isabel Cossio of Haverford, followed by a three-set win over third-seeded Rachel Summers of Mary Washington, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

The Generals will also have a doubles team active on Sunday, as the duo of juniors Ashton Jenne (Cleveland, Tenn./Baylor School) and Valerie Marshall (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) won a pair of matches in the Flight B Doubles bracket. They opened with an 8-0 sweep of Wilkes' Darian Yahknis and Francesca Varela, before downing Hannah Baxter and Sydney Soto of Salisbury, 8-1.

Senior Lily Horsley (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's School) earned a 6-3, 6-4 win in the Round of 64 over Mary Washington's Zoe Panizza, before falling to Carnegie Mellon's Vinaya Rao, 6-3, 6-1.

In the Flight B Singles bracket, first-year Gracie Caplice (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's School) defeated Whitney Kiser of Bridgewater, 6-2, 6-1, in the Round of 16, but fell in the quarterfinals by a 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (2) score to Veronica Cuellar.

The Generals will continue tournament play on Sunday.

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Singles
Taylor Garcia – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Taylor Garcia (WLU) def. Audrey Camacho (BMC), 6-2, 6-2
Round of 32: Taylor Garcia (WLU) def. Janabelle Wu (CMU), 6-3, 6-3
Round of 16: Sunday, September 22, 11:00 am

Lily Horsley – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lily Horsley (WLU) def. Zoe Panizza (UMW), 6-3, 6-4
Round of 32: Vinaya Rao (CMU) def. Lily Horsley (WLU), 6-3, 6-1

Anna Kreynin – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Amanda Yermal (CNU) def. Anna Kreynin (WLU), 6-1, 6-1

Claire Lacksen – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Olivia Moore (UMW) def. Claire Lacksen (WLU), 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Valerie Marshall – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lindy Cornwall (CMU) def. Valerie Marshall (WLU), 6-3, 6-4

Marta Mikos – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Marta Mikos (WLU) def. Isabel Cossio (HAV), 6-2, 6-0
Round of 32: Marta Mikos (WLU) def. (3) Rachel Summers (UMW), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Round of 16: Sunday, September 22, 11:00 am

Gabby Moore – Championship Singles
Round of 64: (5) Danna Taylor (CMU) def. Gabby Moore (WLU), 6-0, 6-0

Becket Waters – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Abigail Moghtader (UMW) def. Becket Waters (WLU), 6-4, 6-1

Gracie Caplice – B Singles
Round of 16: Gracie Caplice (WLU) def. Whitney Kiser (BC), 6-2, 6-1
Quarterfinals: Veronica Cuellar (SU) def. Gracie Caplice (WLU), 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (2)

Madison Hutchins – B Singles
Round of 16: Lisette Pham (HAV) def. Madison Hutchins (WLU), 6-0, 7-6

Doubles
Lily Horsley/Claire Lacksen – Championship Doubles
Round of 32: Rao/Wu (CMU) def. Horsley/Lacksen (WLU), 8-3

Anna Kreynin/Marta Mikos – Championship Doubles
Round of 32: Hagino/Panizza (UMW) def. Kreynin/Mikos (WLU), 8-5

Taylor Garcia/Becket Waters – Championship Doubles
Round of 32: Devireddy/Gerke (JHU) def. Garcia/Waters (WLU), 8-1

Ashton Jenne/Valerie Marshall – B Doubles
Round of 16: Jenne/Marshall (WLU) def. Yakhnis/Varela (WIL), 8-0
Quarterfinals: Jenne/Marshall (WLU) def. Baxter/Soto (SU), 8-1
Semifinals: Sunday, September 22

Madison Hutchins/Gracie Caplice – B Doubles
Round of 16: Hutchins/Caplice (WLU) def. Calandra/Fuda (STE), 8-4
Quarterfinals: Huynh/Ruci (JHU) def. Hutchins/Caplice (WLU), 8-4