Wandling leads Vixens at WildCat Fall Invite

Wandling leads Vixens at WildCat Fall Invite

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Sweet Briar junior Emily Wandling split her season opener at the WildCat Fall Invite, hosted by Randolph, on Saturday.

After a tough doubles draw for Sweet Briar's doubles teams, the Vixens sent seven student-athletes into the six singles flights of the tournament, with Wandling (Mechanicsville, Va.) headlining in the top flight.

Wandling drew Ashley Schmitz of Randolph in the opening round, battling in a tough first set loss before take a 6-2 victory in set two, a third set tiebreak fell to Schmitz sending Wandling to the consolation final.

Meeting Ally Delaney of Pfieffer, Wandling cruised to a two-set victory over the Falcons' top singles player.

Sophomore Madeleine Young (Washington Crossing, Pa.) made her 2018-19 debut in the second flight, while junior Lexi Culley (Louisa, Va.) competed in the third flight.

Flights four and five saw sophomores Julia Bell (Dallas, Texas) and Ruth Lechner (Baltimore, Md.), respectively, compete in a pair of singles matches. First-year Emily Wrenn (Franklin, Va.) made her collegiate debut in flight six, while sophomore Maeve Hillengas also saw action in the sixth flight.

Sweet Briar will wrap-up fall competition at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Mary Washington on September 22.