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Date: May 10, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Three Generals To Play in NCAA Singles Championships; Four W&L Players in NCAA Doubles

Senior Lindsay Hagerman

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The third-ranked Washington and Lee women's tennis team will play eighth-ranked Denison in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament held on the campus of Kalamazoo College. The match will be played on Wed., May 18 at 9:30 am.

Additionally, senior Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) and sophomores Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) and Kristin McClung (Charleston, W.Va./Charleston Catholic) will participate in the NCAA Singles Championship. In the NCAA Doubles Championship, Hagerman will partner with sophomore Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate), while Applegate will pair with McClung.

The Generals (20-0) advanced to play Denison (20-2) after defeating 25th-ranked Swarthmore and 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon by identical 5-0 scores in the first two rounds of the tournament. The winner of the W&L/Denison match will play the winner of the match between fourth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus (30-2) and seventh-ranked Middlebury (14-2) in the first NCAA Semifinal on Thu., May 19 at 9:30 am.

The first and second rounds of NCAA singles play and first round of NCAA doubles action will take place on Sat., May 21. Hagerman, the top seed with a 29-1 singles record, will face off against Tara Houlihan of Gustavus Adolphus in the first round. Applegate, who is a perfect 14-0 in singles action, will play Liz Bondi of DePauw, while McClung (16-1) will oppose Elizabeth Maclellan of Wheaton (Ill.).

In doubles, Hagerman and Wortham, the number one seed with a 13-1 record, will square off against the duo of Sara Hughes and Allison Dunn of Colby in the first round. Applegate and McClung (10-1) will play Abby Lerner and Colleen Donnelly of Brandeis.




Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676