ODAC Women's Tennis News Archive

2017-18 ODAC Women's Tennis News


September 6, 2017
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that Brooke Donnelly '17 (Kennesaw, Ga./Marietta) has been selected as a Top 30 honoree for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

August 17, 2017
Sweet Briar College Interim Athletics Director Donna Hodgert has announced the hiring of Dustin Hale as the school's new head tennis coach.

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2016-17 ODAC Women's Tennis News


June 22, 2017
Director of Athletics Jon Waters announced today that Chris Johnson has been appointed as the Director of Tennis. He will assume his duties effective immediately.

June 21, 2017
The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics and Interim Director of Athletics Anne Crutchfield are pleased to announce the hiring of Christine Johnston as Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach.

June 8, 2017
For the second straight year, Washington and Lee University and Eastern Mennonite University feature in the ODAC's highest scholar-athlete honors. Generals' women's tennis star Brooke Donnelly is joined by Royals' men's track & field and cross country standout Tyler Denlinger as the winners of the 2017 Marjorie Berkley and Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Awards, as selected by the ODAC Board of Directors.

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2015-16 ODAC Women's Tennis News


May 26, 2016
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that Washington and Lee junior Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta) is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2016 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship.

May 26, 2016
Washington and Lee University junior Brooke Donnelly added to her awards haul during the postseason as she earn All-America status following her first round singles win at the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich. Donnelly and teammate Tessa Hill also participate in the doubles flight of the season-ending event.

May 16, 2016
For the first time in four seasons, a new player stands atop the ODAC women's tennis awards list as Emory & Henry College standout Sveva Mazzari earned ODAC Player of the Year honors from the league's head coaches. Washington and Lee University mentor Erin Ness picked up ODAC Coach of the Year laurels, while fellow Generals Tessa Hill and Brooke Donnelly received the ODAC Rookie of the Year and ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete awards.

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2014-15 ODAC Women's Tennis News


August 20, 2015
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2014-15 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams in each of the 17 winter and spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the sixth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

June 23, 2015
The Virginia Wesleyan College athletic department announced the hiring of Martin Perry as the new Director of Men's and Women's Tennis recently. Perry comes to Virginia Wesleyan from Longwood University where he was the head coach of the men's tennis program. He has also led the Bridgewater College tennis programs.

May 10, 2015
The fourth-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to 13th-ranked MIT, 5-3, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at Mary Washington.

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2013-14 ODAC Women's Tennis News


June 11, 2014
Following an extensive search, Bridgewater College Director of Athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Jordon Robinson as the new head coach for the Eagles men’s and women’s tennis teams.

May 11, 2014
The 19th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team saw its 2014 season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Emory University in the third round on the NCAA Division III Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Emory. The Generals finish the season 18-3.

May 10, 2014
The 19th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team advanced to the third round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships after posting a 5-0 win over the 20th-ranked Sewanee on Saturday morning at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia.

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2012-13 ODAC Women's Tennis News


May 11, 2013
The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell to No. 15 Sewanee, 5-4, on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, hosted by Emory University.

May 10, 2013
The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team flew past Methodist, 5-0, in first round action of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday, hosted by Emory University. The Generals dropped just two points in sweeping all three doubles matches to enter singles with a 3-0 advantage. W&L then won at No. 1 and 5 singles to claim the 5-0 victory.

May 6, 2013
Washington and Lee University will represent the ODAC in both the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Team Tournaments, set to begin play May 10-12 in a series of first, second and third round matches. The Generals earned their spots in both tournaments via the ODAC’s automatic bids after winning the conference postseason tourneys.

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2011-12 Women's Tennis News


June 14, 2012
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced its 2012 NCAA Division III All-America Teams and two athletes from the Washington and Lee women's tennis team were chosen for singles honors.

May 24, 2012
Washington and Lee first-year women's tennis player Sonja Meighan (McLean, Va./Flint Hill) completed day one of the NCAA Division III Women's Singles Tournament with two victories on Thursday afternoon at the Cary Tennis Park.

May 13, 2012
The Washington and Lee women's tennis team was defeated by No. 5 Emory, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon in NCAA Tournament third round action. W&L completes its season with a 20-6 overall record. Lauren Lukas and Sonja Meighan will play in the singles tournament May 24-26.

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2010-11 Women's Tennis News


May 27, 2011
Washington and Lee women's tennis players Ellen Yeatman (pictured), Lauren Lukas and Trelsie Sadler were joined by Sweet Briar's Ariel Taylor at the 2011 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Individual Tournament on Friday. Yeatman and Taylor competed in the singles competition, while Lukas and Sadler teamed in the doubles bracket.

May 24, 2011
The Washington and Lee women's tennis team saw its 2011 season come to an end with a 5-0 loss to Emory University in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Tuesday morning at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Three Generals still remain in the individual competition, set to begin on Friday.

May 14, 2011
The Washington and Lee women's tennis team recovered from a 4-2 deficit to post a 5-4 victory over Carnegie Mellon in the third round of the NCAA Division III tennis championship on Saturday morning. The win sends the Generals to the national quarterfinals in Claremont, Calif., on May 24, where they'll face Emory University.

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2009-10 Women's Tennis News


May 28, 2010
The top two players from Washington and Lee University women’s tennis will be pulling double duty over the weekend at the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships. Senior Lauren Caire and sophomore Ellen Yeatman will be competing in both brackets at the three-day event hosted by the University of Mary Washington.

May 28, 2010
Washington and Lee women’s tennis players senior Lauren Caire and sophomore Ellen Yeatman participated in the 2010 NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships, hosted by the University of Mary Washington, on Friday in Fredericksburg. They each lost their singles matches, and then fell in the doubles portion of the bracket.

May 16, 2010
The sixth-ranked Washington and Lee women’s tennis team fell to fourth-ranked Emory University, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon in the third round of the NCAA Women’s Division III Tournament at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. A day earlier, W&L defeated Vassar, 5-0.

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2008-09 Women's Tennis News


May 23, 2009
The Washington and Lee women’s tennis duo of senior Katie Tabb and junior Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) fell in three sets in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Individual Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Collins Athletic Club.

May 22, 2009
The Washington and Lee women’s tennis tandem of senior Katie Tabb and junior Lauren Caire advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Individual Championships with a straight-set victory on Friday afternoon at the Collins Athletic Club.

May 10, 2009
The fifth-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team fell, 5-2, to third-ranked Emory in the third round of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Team Tournament at the W&L Courts on Sunday afternooon.

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2007-08 Women's Tennis News


May 14, 2008
The top-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team tied its program record for wins in a season (28-0) and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship match for the fourth-straight season with a 5-1 victory over Denison in the NCAA semifinals on Wednesday afternoon in Saint Peter, Minn.

April 29, 2008
Washington and Lee University added to its sixth straight ODAC women’s tennis championship with a pair of the top honors amongst 2008 Women’s Tennis All-ODAC teams. The Generals’ Katie Tabb was named the sport’s Player of the Year while W&L mentor Eric Ishida was selected as the Coach of the Year.

April 24, 2008
Sweet Briar College opens its campus to championship play this weekend as the 2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women’s Tennis Tournament begins Friday morning. Washington and Lee University, the reigning ODAC and NCAA Division III national champion, enters as the top-seeded team after posting an eye-popping 20-0 spring record (21-0 with one dual match win in the fall).

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2006-07 Women's Tennis News


June 26, 2007
Bridgewater College Director of Athletics Curt Kendall has announced the hiring of Conor Smith as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach.

June 13, 2007
Recent Washington and Lee graduate Katie Kingsbury will be featured on ESPN later this month in a show entitled "NCAA on Campus".

May 25, 2007
Each spring, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Board of Directors recognizes its top male and female athlete with a pair of the conference’s highest honors. This year, the 2007 Marjorie Berkley Scholar-Athlete Award winner as the top female student-athlete is Washington and Lee University senior, Ginny Wortham. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Wortham is a standout on the Generals’ 2007 NCAA Division III National Championship women’s tennis team.

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