No. 21 in women’s tennis eliminates Lynchburg and Randolph

LEXINGTON, VA — Washington and Lee’s 21st women’s tennis team claimed two Old Dominion Athletic Conference victories over Randolph College and Lynchburg University on Wednesday afternoon.

The generals (3-0, 3-0 ODAC) split the roster and half of the crew made the trip to Randolph (1-1, 0-1) and the remaining members faced Lynchburg (0-2, 0-1) at the home courts in Lexington.

WLU x Lynchburg

Coming out of the doubles portion, Blue and White led 3-0.

Senior Marta Mikos (Willowbrook, Illinois / Hinsdale South) and junior Izzy Koziol (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) teamed up to win 8-0 over Ashley Hair and Alexa Hardesty. Meagan Donovan (Jacksonville, Florida / The Bolles School) and freshman year Jordan Kach (Warrenton, Virginia/Seton School) also swept the tag team competition. The pairs played in matches #2 and #3, respectively.

Court one followed up with an 8-1 victory for senior Becket Waters (Raleigh, North Carolina / Needham B. Broughton) and partner Riho Iijima (Portland, Oregon/Westview) in their first career duo.

Koziol (#2), Kach (#5) and Senior Gracie Caplice (Richmond, Va. / St. Catherine’s School) (No.6) swept their singles matches.

The remaining clashes fell just a combined seven games to complete the 9-0 shutout.

Playing slot number one, junior Gabi Moss (Scottsdale, Arizona / Chaparral) defeated Elizabeth Teefey 6-1, 6-0. Iijima made the third pair and Waters won all four.

WLU vs Randolph

In Hill City, W&L lost just one game in doubles.

Junior Margaret Carlton (Matthews, North Carolina / Charlotte Christian) and first year Lauren Long (Carmel, Ind. / Park Tudor) joined the No. 1 doubles team and defeated Valentina Santos and Sabrina Dickerson, 8-0.

Grace Lorenz (Oklahoma City, Okla. / Epic Charter Schools) and Kaitlyn Chalker (Kennesaw, Ga. / Rivers Academy) placed second in doubles and first year Karolina Moss (Scottsdale, Arizona / Chaparral) and Isabella Cream (Dallas, Texas/Dallas Episcopal School) swept doubles with an 8-0 win on court three.

Entering the singles game with a 3-0 lead, the generals swept through the remaining six matches and conceded just three games in the process.

Long took the match 6-1 and 6-0.

Carlton and Custard, playing as threes and sixes respectively, beat their WildCat partners 6-0, 6-0.

At #4, Chalker and #5 Karolina Mosstook their matches 6-0, 6-1.

Lorenz was leading 3–0 in the first set before Sabrina Dickerson retired with a second-court injury.

The women will travel to Fredericksburg, Virginia this weekend to compete in the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Mary Washington.

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