Women's Tennis Upsets Seventh-Ranked Washington & Lee

Women's Tennis Upsets Seventh-Ranked Washington & Lee

Greencastle, Indiana - Trinity's 11th-ranked women's tennis team upset #7 Washington & Lee University 5-4 at the ITA Indoor National Championships on Friday afternoon.

The Tigers were able to battle back to take the win over the #3 seed in the weekend tournament, hosted by DePauw University. Trinity came in as the sixth seed, earning the upset in the opening match of the weekend, and improved to 3-5 this season with the win.

Trinity took the first doubles point of the day with an 8-2 win by Kristy Hamilton and Stephanie Williamson at line three.  Washington & Lee then won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles to tie it, then battled out a 9-7 win at the top position to take its first lead.

The Generals carried the momentum into singles play, earning a straight-set win at No. 1 to take the 3-1 advantage.  Kylie Hornbeck broke up three straight points by W&L with her 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles.  Thavindra Ekanayake then tied the match with a three-set thriller at No. 2, winning 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.  

This time it was Trinity that kept its streak going with another singles win - this time from Caroline White at the fourth position.  White won 6-4, 7-5 to put the Tigers ahead 4-3, but Washington & Lee was able to tie it by winning at No. 5 singles.  

Trinity's Kristy Hamilton lost her opening set 6-7 at No. 6 singles, but then stormed back to win 6-1, 6-2 in the next two, bringing home the team victory.

The tournament continues tomorrow afternoon for the Tigers, who will take on #2 seed Carnegie Mellon University at 2:00 p.m. (EST).  Carnegie Mellon defeated Skidmore 8-1 today.