1997-98 W&L Women's Tennis Results


ODAC Championships at W&L
April 24-26, 1998

Host Washington and Lee swept all nine flights to win its eighth 
consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's tennis championship. 
The Generals were led by senior Ericka Shapard who earned ODAC Player of 
the Year honors after winning the No. 1 singles title and teaming with 
senior Berry Blankinship to win the No. 1 doubles title. W&L's Cinda 
Rankin was named the ODAC Coach of the Year.

Hollins edged Emory & Henry and Guilford in a tight battle for second 
place. Hollins finished with 34.5 points while Emory & Henry scored 34 
and Guilford had 33. Hollins earned the final point to edge Emory & 
Henry in the No. 1 doubles flight when Cristen Morgan and Liz Schnare 
won the third place match with a 9-8 (5) victory over Katie Haskins and 
Sally Yaugo of Randolph-Macon.

TEAM SCORES
1. Washington and Lee			72
2. Hollins				34.5
3. Emory & Henry			34
4. Guilford				33
5. Sweet Briar				28
6. Randolph-Macon			19
7. Bridgewater				16.5
8. Lynchburg				11
9. Virginia Wesleyan			8.5
10. Randolph-Macon Woman's		7.5
11, Roanoke				6

SINGLES FINALS
No. 1: Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Libby Hinsley (GC) 6-1, 6-0
No. 2: Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. LIz Schnare (HC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3: Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Andrea Dubenezic (SBC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Emily Hunt (E&H) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5: Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Beth Finch (SBC) 6-0, 6-2
No. 6: Annie Castello (W&L) d. Beth Holcomb (GC) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES FINALS
No. 1: Berry Blankinship-Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Erica Carrier-Libby 
Hinsley (GC) 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Erin Eggers-Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Nancy Cobb-Mindy Goff (HC) 
6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Laura Schramm-Tori Hays (W&L) d. Laura Johnson-Valerie Sledd (HC) 
7-5, 6-2

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ericka Shapard, Washington and Lee
COACH OF THE YEAR: Cinda Rankin, Washington and Lee

W&L 6, Sewanee 3 April 18, 1998 - Sewanee, Tenn Singles 1. Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Jenny Coleman (S) 6-1, 6-0 2. Mary Misbak (S) d. Brook Hartzell (W&L) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 3. Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Catherine Crook (S) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 4. Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Natalie Wallace (S) 6-3, 7-6 (4) 5. Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Katherine Penders (S) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 6. Sara Cameron (S) d. Annie Castello (W&L) 6-4, 7-6 (7) Doubles 1. Shapard/Blankinship (W&L) d. Misbak-Cameron (S) 8-6 2. Hartzell-Eggers (W&L) d. Wallace/Coleman (S) 8-1 3. Penders-Crook (S) d. Campbell-Castello (W&L 8-3
W&L 5, Emory 4 April 17, 1998 - Atlanta, Ga. Singles 1. Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Alexa Wilenskey (E) 7-5, 6-2 2. Julie Sterner (E) d. Brook Hartzell (W&L) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) 3. Tracy Shub (E) d. Berry Blankinship (W&L) 7-5, 7-6 (5) 4. Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Rebecca Loveman (E)6-1, 7-5 5. Stefanie Leshaw (E) d. Christina Campbell (W&L) 7-5, 6-2 6. Annie Castell (W&L) d. Marguerite McClinton (E) 7-5, 6-2 Doubles 1. Shapard/Blanksinship (W&L) d. Wilensky-Sterner (E) 8-3 2. Hartzell/Eggers (W&L) d. Shub-Loveman (E) 8-3 3. Leshaw-Erin Terrell (E) d. Castell-Campbell (W&L) 9-7
W&L 8, Averett College 1 April 1, 1998 Singles #1 Elina Tolppa (AC) d. Ericka Shapard (W&L); 6-4, 6-2. #2 Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Beth Burkwatter (AC); 6-0, 6-3. #3 Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Kelly Eckes (AC); 6-2, 6-0. #4 Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Sara Wacher (AC); 6-1, 6-1. #5 Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Jenn Ryan (AC); 6-0, 6-0. #6 Anne Castello (W&L) d. Courtney Conart (AC); 6-0, 6-0. Doubles #1 Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L) d. Tolppa/ Buckwalter (AC); 8-2. #2 Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Eckes/ Ryan (AC); 8-1. #3 Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Wachter/ Conart (AC); 8-4.
Washington & Lee 9
Guilford 0
March 28, 1998

Singles

#1	Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Libby Hinsley (GC); 6-0, 6-0.
#2	Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Erica Carrier (GC); 6-0, 6-1.
#3	Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Joanna Hill (GC); 6-2, 6-0.
#4	Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Stephanie Gass (GC); 6-2, 6-1.
#5	Anne Castello (W&L) d. Julia Hoeng (GC); 6-0, 6-0.
#6	Jennifer Strawbridge (W&L) d. Beth Holcomb (GC); 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

#1	Shapard/ Blankinship (W&L) d. Hinsley/ Carrier (GC); 8-2.
#2	Hartzell/ Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Hill/ Geis (GC); 8-1.
#3	Castello/ Campbell (W&L) d. Hoeng/ Ball (GC); 8-0.


Washington & Lee 9
Bridgewater 0
March 28, 1998

Singles

#1	Laura Schramm (W&L) d. Erin Trollinger (BC); 6-0, 6-0.
#2	Virginia Brumby (W&L) d. Amanda Shulhize (BC); 6-0, 6-0.
#3	Shannon Bell (W&L) d. Summer Lam (BC); 6-0, 6-3.
#4	Tori Hays (W&L) d. Olivia Didawrele (BC); 6-2, 6-0.
#5	Mina Giuahi (W&L) d. Ciny Lerberg (BC); 6-1, 6-1.
#6	Ashley Buck (W&L) d. Jancie Gibbel (BC); 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles 

#1	Hays/ Schramm (W&L) d. Didamack/ Gibbel (BC); 8-2.
#2	Buck/ Elizabeth Gay (W&L) d. Lam/ Lemberg (BC); 8-3.
#3	Bell/ Brumby (W&L) d. Campbell/ Shulhize (BC); 8-1.

Washington & Lee 9
Mary Washington 0
March 21, 1998

Singles

#1	Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Lea Schon (MWC);	6-3, 6-3.
#2	Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Jvoti Schlessinger (MWC); 6-4, 6-3.
#3	Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Leah Morris (MWC); 6-3, 6-3.
#4	Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Sarah Chase (MWC); 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.
#5	Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Kelley Gallagher (MWC); 6-3, 6-3.
#6	Anne Castello (W&L) d. Emily Sutliff (MWC); 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

#1	Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L) d. Chase/ Morris (MWC); 8-5.
#2	Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Schlessinger/ Schon (MWC); 8-1.
#3	Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Gallagher/ Sutliff (MWC); 8-1.


Washington & Lee 9
Roanoke 0
March 19, 1998

Singles

#1	Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Kathryn Anthony (RC); 6-0, 6-0.
#2	Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Mary Jo Maher (RC); 6-0, 6-0.
#3	Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Lindsay Russell (RC); 6-1, 6-2.
#4	Anne Castello (W&L) d. Jennifer Runyon (RC); 6-0, 6-0.
#5	Vrginia Brumby (W&L) d. Heather Tiffany (RC); 6-0, 6-0.
#6	Shannon Bell (W&L) d. Hillary Tulloch (RC): 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

#1	Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Anthony/ Maher (RC); 8-0.
#2	Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Russell? Garnavi (RC); 8-0.
#3	Bell/ Brumby (W&L) d. Tulloch/ Stach (RC); 8-0.

Washington & Lee 9 Lynchburg 0 March 19, 1998 Singles #1 Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Laurie Schwartz (LC); 6-0, 6-0. #2 Laura Schramm (W&L) d. Kendra Englestand (LC); 6-3, 6-0. #3 Mina Guiahi (W&L) d. Stacy Stern (LC): 6-1, 6-2. #4 Elizabeth Gay (W&L) d. Stephanie Trainer (LC); 6-1, 6-2. #5 Ashley Buck (W&L) d. Kristen Lynch (LC); 6-1, 6-2. #6 Ann Richard (W&L) d. Andrea Guthrie (LC); 6-0, 6-0. Doubles #1 Shapard/ Guiahi (W&L) d. Schwartz/ Trainer (LC); 8-1. #2 Hays/ Schramm (W&L) d. Stern/ Lynch (LC): 8-0. #3 Buck/ Gay (W&L) d. Englestad/ Guthrie (LC); 8-3.
Washington & Lee 9
Eastern Mennonite 0
March 15, 1998

Singles

#1	Christina Campbell (W&L) d. A. Sander (EMU);	6-4, 6-1.
#2	Anne Castello (W&L) d. R. Bowles (EMU);		6-1, 6-0.
#3	Laura Schramm (W&L) d. H. Herr (EMU);		6-1, 6-1.
#4	Virginia Brumby (W&L) d. B. Nice (EMU);		6-0, 6-0.
#5	Shannon Bell (W&L) d. J. Landis (EMU);			6-0, 6-1.
#6	Tori Hayes (W&L) d. Glass/ Bowles (EMU);		6-0, 6-0/

Doubles

#1	Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Sander/ Herr (EMU);	8-1.
#2	Hayes/ Schramm (W&L) d. Nice/ Landis (EMU);	8-0.
#3	Bell/ Brumby (W&L) d. Glass/ Bowles (EMU);		8-0.


Washington & Lee 9 Virginia Wesleyan 0 Singles #1 Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Virginia Franco (VWC); 6-0, 6-0. #2 Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Kitsie Larak (VWC); 6-0, 6-1. #3 Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Laura Grossi (VWC); 6-0, 6-0. #4 Ashley Buck (W&L) d. Callie Anderson (VWC); 6-0, 6-1. #5 Ann Richard (W&L) d. Katie Clemons (VWC); 6-2, 6-0. #6 Cathy Moore (W&L) d. Denise Griffith (VWC); 6-2, 6-0. Doubles #1 Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L) d. Franco/ LaRack (VWC); 8-0. #2 Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Grossi/ Clemons (VWC); 8-0. #3 Buck/ Guiahi (W&L) d. Anderson/ Griffith (VWC); 8-0.
Washington & Lee 5
Colgate 3
March 14, 1998

Singles

#1	Amy Wachenhelm (CU) d. Ericka Shapard (W&L); 6-4, 6-4.
#2	Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Leslie Frank (CU); 6-1, 6-3.
#3	Ali Brown (CU) d. Berry Blankinship (W&L); 6-0, 6-3.
#4	Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Marrianne Miller (CU); 6-2, 6-3.
#6	Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Molly Stewart (CU); 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles

#1	Brown/ Wachenheim (CU) d. Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L); 8-2.
#2	Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Brakhage/ Frank (CU); 8-1.
#3	Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Miller/ Stewart (CU); 8-5 

Kenyon 8
Washington & Lee 1
March 13, 1998

Singles

#1	Caryn Cuthbert (KC) d.	Ericka Shapard (W&L); 6-3, 6-4.
#2	Ali St. Vincent (KC) d. Brook Hartzell (W&L); 6-4, 6-4.
#3	Erin Hockman (KC) d. Berry Blankinship (W&L); 6-3, 6-3.
#4	Renee Brown (KC) d.  Erin Eggers (W&L); 6-3, 6-1.
#5	Lauren Weymouth (KC) d. Christina Campbell (W&L); 6-0, 6-2.
#6	Anne Castello (W&L) d. Codi Scarbrough (KC); 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles

#1	Cuthbert/ Hockman (KC) d. Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L); 8-3.
#2	Brown/ St. Vincent (KC) d. Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L); 9-7.
#4	Scarbrough/ Sagooleim (KC) d. Campbell/ Castello (W&L); 8-2.

Washington & Lee 9
Randolph-Macon 0
March 12, 1998

Singles

#1	Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Sally Yango (RM-C);	6-0, 6-1.
#2	Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Ratie Haskins (RM-C); 6-1, 6-1.
#3	Laura Schramm (W&L) d. Sarah Carbow (RM-C); 6-2, 6-2.
#4	Shannon Bell (W&L) d. Heather Goodman (RM-C); 6-1, 6-0.
#5	Tori Hays (W&L) d. Lee Garter (RM-C); 6-0, 6-0.
#6	Cathy Moore (W&L) d. Melissa Holliway (RM-C); 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

#1	Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L) d. Yango/ Haskins (RM-C); 8-0.
#2	Hays/ Schramm (W&L) d. Carbow/ Goodman (RM-C); 8-2
#3	Campbell/ Moore (W&L) d. Garber/ Holloway (RM-C); 8-0.

Washington & Lee 9
Sweet Briar 0
March 11, 1998

Singles
#1	Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Tara Feyerherd (SBC); 6-0, 6-0.
#2	Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Mamie Jackson (SBC); 6-0, 6-0.
#3	Shannon Bell (W&L) d. Andrea Dubenezic (SBC); 6-3, 6-0.
#4	Mina Guiahi (W&L) d. Allison Dubenezic (SBC); 6-1,6-2.
#5	Elizabeth Gay (W&L) d. Lorna Brod (SBC); 6-1, 6-3.
#6	Ashley Buck (W&L) d. Elizabeth Puckett (SBC); 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles
#1	Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Feyerherd/ An. Dubenezic (SBC); 8-3.
#2	Campbell/ Castello (W&L) d. Al. Dubenezic/ Jackson (SBC); 8-0.
#3	Buck/ Gay (W&L) d. Brod/ Brooker (SBC); 8-0.

Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College 0 at Washington & Lee 9 March 4, 1998

Singles

#1	Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Sarah Goyne (RMWC); 6-0, 6-1.
#2	Berry Blankinship (W&L) d. Rebecca Smith (RMWC); 6-0, 6-0.
#3	Shannon Bell (W&L) d. Mary Margaret Shaffer (RMWC);6-1,6-0.
#4	Jennifer Strawbridge (W&L) d. Jenny Mason (RMWC); 6-1, 6-0.
#5	Elizabeth Gay (W&L) d. Eileen Wedel (RMWC); 6-0, 6-1.
#6	Ashley Buck (W&L) d. Lauren Abell (RMWC); 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

#1	Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L) d. Goyne/ Mason (RMWC); 8-2.
#2	Buck/ Gay (W&L) d. Smith/ Shaffer (RMWC); 8-1
#3	Moore/ Richard (W&L) d. Wedel/ Abell (RMWC); 8-2.

Washington & Lee 9
at Hollins 0
March 4, 1998

Singles

#1	Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Liz Schnare (HC); 6-0, 6-4.
#2	Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Cristen Morgan (HC); 6-3, 6-2.
#3	Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Mindy Goff (HC); 6-3, 7-6 (1).
#4	Anne Castello (W&L) d. Valerie Sledd (HC); 6-0, 6-1.
#5	Laura Schramm (W&L) d. Nancy Cobb (HC); 6-1, 6-2.
#6	Virginia Brumbry (W&L) d. Laura Johnson (HC); 6-0, 6-0/

Doubles

#1	Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L) d. Cobb/ Goff (HC); 8-0.
#2	Castello/ Campbell (W&L) d. Morgan/ Schnare (HC); 8-1.
#3	Hays/ Schramm (W&L) d. Sledd/ Johnson (HC); 8-1.



James Madison 8 
Washington & Lee 1
February 27, 1998

Singles

#1	Karen Piarkowski (JMU) d. Ericka Shapard (W&L); 6-3, 6-3.
#2	Sheri Puppo (JMU) d. Brook Hartzell (W&L); 6-2, 6-2.
#3	Lauren Dalton (JMU) d. Berry Blankinship (W&L); 6-3, 6-4.
#4	Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Chrissy Traulos (JMU); 6-2, 6-2.
#5	Jaime Marlowe (JMU) d. Christina Campbell (W&L); 6-4, 7-5.
#6	Sarah Granson (JMU) d. Anne Castello (W&L); 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

#1	Puppo/ Piarkowski (JMU) d. Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L); 8-2.
#2	Fowler/ Dalton (JMU) d. Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L); 8-4.
#3	Marlowe/ Ogrodnick (JMU) d. Campbell/ Castello (W&L); 8-3.

Stetson 6 Washington & Lee 3 February 27, 1998 Singles #1 Taryn Lynn (SU) d. Shapard (W&L); 6-3, 6-0. #2 Laura Cazella (SU) d. Hartzell (W&L); 6-4, 7-6 (4). #3 Blankinship (W&L) d. Lindsey Wyeth (SU); 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. #4 Nicole Furtado (SU) d. Erin Eggers (W&L); 7-5, 6-1. #5 Jennifer Parsons (W&L) d. Anne Castello (SU); 6-4, 6-2. #6 Laura Schramm (W&L) d. Maria Mileve (SU) 6-1, 6-4 Doubles #1 Lynn/ Wyeth (SU) d. Blankinship/ Shapard (W&L); 8-4. #2 Woods/ Cazella (SU) d. Eggers/ Hartzell (W&L); 8-5. #3 Furtado/ Parsons (SU) d. Campbell/ Castello (W&L); 8-2.
Rolex National Small College Championships October 23-26, 1997 -- Memphis, Tenn. W&L's doubles team of Berry Blankinship and Ericka Shapard finished in sixth place in the Division III women's doubles draw at the 1997 Rolex National Small College Championships. Blankinship and Shapard lost their opening match to the team of Elisabeth Brown and Keri Mills of Carnegie Mellon 7-5, 6-2, but then bounced back to beat Stephanie Leshaw and Alexa Wilensky of Emory 6-4, 6-2. In the fifth place match, Blankinship and Shapard fell to Jamie Levine and Lisa Powers of Skidmore 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, and had to settle for sixth place. Blankinship and Shapard finished fifth in last year's tournament.
W&L Fall Festival October 18-19, 1997 -- Lexington, Va. W&L hosted Carnegie Mellon, Mary Washington and The College of New Jersey in the W&L Fall Festival this past weekend. W&L had several players who made fine showings in the tournament. In flight #1 singles, Berry Blankinship finished fourth and Ericka Shapard took fifth. Erin Eggers and Brook Hartzell both reached the final of flight #2 singles, Christina Campbell took third place in flight #3 singles and Virginia Brumby was the winner in flight #4 singles. The doubles team of Blankinship and Shapard placed second in flight #1 doubles, while Eggers and Hartzell took fifth. In flight #2 doubles, Campbell and Anne Castello placed fourth and the team of Laura Schramm and Jennifer Strawbridge finished fifth.
W&L 9, Meredith 0 October 7, 1997 -- Lexington, Va. Doubles 1. Erin Eggers-Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Dot Livesay-Ann Mebane 8-4 2. Christina Campbell-Anne Castello (W&L) d. Kelly Jones-Sarah Huffman 8-3 3. Ashley Buck-Elizabeth Gay (W&L) d. Angela Adam-Kerri Wilson 8-1 Singles 1. Ericka Shapard (W&L) d. Ann Mebane 6-1, 6-0 2. Brook Hartzell (W&L) d. Kelly Jones 6-1, 6-1 3. Erin Eggers (W&L) d. Sarah Huffman 6-2, 6-3 4. Christina Campbell (W&L) d. Carrie Tinsley 6-1, 6-0 5. Anne Castello (W&L) d. Hillary Green 6-0, 6-4 6. Elizabeth Gay (W&L) d. Holly Tharpe 6-1, 6-2
W&L Fall Classic October 4-5, 1997 -- Lexington, Va. The Generals played well against all Division I opponents at the W&L Fall Classic this past weekend. Although W&L did not win any of the flights, many W&L players had impressive showings. In singles, Ericka Shapard finished sixth in flight #1 and Jennifer Strawbridge eighth. In flight #2, Erin Eggers took third place and Brook Hartzell fifth, in flight #3, Christina Campbell took fifth, Anne Castello sixth and Shannon Bell seventh, and in flight #4, Elizabeth Gay finished fourth, Virginia Brumby took fifth, Caroline Sozzi finished sixth and Laura Schramm took seventh place. In doubles, Shapard and Strawbridge finished fourth in flight #1 and Eggers and Hartzell took fifth. In flight #2, Campbell and Castello took third, while Ashley Buck and Gay finished fourth.
Rolex Division III Southeast Regional Sept. 27-29, 1997 - Fredericksburg & Lexington, Va. LEXINGTON -- Washington and Lee seniors Berry Blankinship and Ericka Shapard defeated teammates Erin Eggers and Brook Hartzell 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 to win the Rolex Division III Southeast Doubles championship for the second straight year. Blankinship and and Shapard will now advance to the Rolex national tourney and look improve on their fifth place finish from a year ago. The Rolex National Small College Championships will be played October 23-26 in Memphis, Tenn. This is the fifth straight year that W&L has sent a doubles team to the national tournament and Marilyn Baker and Julie Ayers teamed to win the Rolex national doubles title in 1995. In singles play both Shapard and Hartzell reached the semifinal round. Shapard was defeated by eventual champion, Elina Tolppa of Averett, 6-3, 6-3. Hartzell was defeated by Kirsten Erickson of Mary Washington 6-4, 6-4.
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