No. 17 Sewanee Finishes Fifth in ITA Indoors with 5-0 Win over No. 12 W&L

No. 17 Sewanee Finishes Fifth in ITA Indoors with 5-0 Win over No. 12 W&L

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The 17th-ranked Sewanee women's tennis team finished the weekend at the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Indoor National Championships with a fifth place finish by defeating No. 12 Washington & Lee, 5-0, Sunday morning from The Baylor School.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: No. 17 Sewanee (8-1) 5, No. 12 Washington & Lee 0
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee took on and swept doubles, led by No. 14 Clementina Davila/Catherine Owen with a victory over No. 16 Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell, 8-3.

-In singles, No. 32 Owen defeated Lily Horsley, 6-4, 6-4 to help secure fifth place in the championships.

-The fifth place finish is the second-highest for the women's program at the annual event, with the highest coming in 2016, when Sewanee finished third.

SINGLES RESULTS
1. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) vs. #38 Clementina Davila (SEWANEE) unfinished
2. Valerie Marshall (WLUW) vs. Christina Merchant (SEWANEE) unfinished
3. Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Emily Kochard (WLUW) 6-1, 7-5
4. #32 Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. Lily Horsley (WLUW) 6-4, 6-4
5. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) vs. Haley Tucker (SEWANEE) unfinished
6. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) vs. Darby Duval (SEWANEE) unfinished

DOUBLES RESULTS
1. #14 Clementina Davila/Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. #16 Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) 8-3
2. Christina Merchant/Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Valerie Marshall/Lily Horsley (WLUW) 8-5
3. Sara Thompson/Bea Benavides (SEWANEE) def. Emily Kochard/Anna Kreynin (WLUW) 8-2

UP NEXT
Sewanee will next open Southern Athletic Association play on March 10 with a trip to Centre College.

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