AMHERST, Va. – In the semifinal round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women's tennis tournament, the Bridgewater Eagles women's tennis team fell by a 5-0 score to the top seeded Washington and Lee Generals in a contest played at Sweet Briar College.
The Generals swept the three doubles matches to jump out to an early advantage.
Senior Jessie Mitchell and freshman Holly Knupp fell by an 8-0 tally at number two to Brooke Donnelly and Claire Cahill while the freshman duo of Whitney Cash and Leanne Smithers fell by an identical 8-0 tally to Allison Hupalo and Mary E. Shutley to put the Eagles in a 3-0 hole.
Washington and Lee secured the win with victories at number five and number six singles. Cash dropped a 6-0, 6-0 straight-sets decision at number five to move the Generals to within a match victory of the conference championship match.
The Generals secured the win with a 6-0, 6-0 win at number six as Cahill defeated Jamee Hardison to hand Washington and Lee a 5-0 match victory, ending Bridgewater's season.
The matches at number one, two, three and four singles went unfinished as the match was played to decision.
Bridgewater concludes the 2014 season with a 12-5 overall record marking the program's fourth straight season with 10 or more wins.