The Sweet Briar tennis season opened their spring slate of matches at home on Tuesday. The Vixens welcomed #12 Washington and Lee University to campus on a sunny and breezy afternoon.
Emily Wandling and AJ Lukanuski led the way for Sweet Briar. Wandling grabbed a game from Michelle Fleenor (6-1, 6-0) at first singles and Lukanuski took three games from Mary Hampton McNeal (6-1, 6-2) on court two. The Wandling/Lukanuski team also won a game in their doubles match, falling to Fleenor and Lauren Hassell (8-1)
Coach Dustin Hale was pleased with his team's performance. "I feel the girls played well under the circumstances," he said. "It's always tough playing a team in the top 20, but we fought hard until the end. We will take all the positives from the match and get ready for Ferrum on Friday."
|1. Michelle Fleenor (WLUW) def. Emily Wandling (SBC) 6-1, 6-0|
|2. Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. AJ Lukanuski (SBC) 6-1, 6-2|
|3. Lauren Hassell (WLUW) def. Samatha Yew (SBC) 6-0, 6-0|
|4. Ashton Jenne (WLUW) def. Anna Colvin (SBC) 6-0, 6-0|
|5. Gabby Moore (WLUW) def. Lexi Culley (SBC) 6-0, 6-0|
|6. Dee Dee Aeschliman (WLUW) def. Lacey Tucker (SBC) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Michelle Fleenor/Lauren Hassell (WLUW) def. Emily Wandling/AJ Lukanuski (SBC) 8-1|
|2. Ashton Jenne/Mary Hampton McNeal (WLUW) def. Anna Colvin/Samatha Yew (SBC) 8-0|
|3. Gabby Moore/Dee Dee Aeschliman (WLUW) def. Lacey Tucker/Lexi Culley (SBC) 8-0
Sweet Briar returns to action on Friday, Feb. 23 when they travel to Ferrum College. The match will get underway at 4:00 p.m.