April 19, 2012

Field Set For Women's Tennis Tourney - Hornets Grab #8 Seed

Field Set For Women's Tennis Tourney - Hornets Grab #8 Seed
Story Courtesy of the ODAC Sports Information Office

FOREST, Va. --- Washington and Lee University is in search of its 22nd ODAC women's tennis crown as the Generals (15-5 overall, 10-0 ODAC) enter play in the 2012 ODAC Women's Tennis Tournament as the top seed.  Winner of the past nine conference championships, W&L is followed closely into the postseason by second seeded Bridgewater College (9-1, 11-4).

Hollins University (12-4, 8-2) earned the three seed, while Roanoke College (12-6, 7-3) occupies the fourth position. Guilford College (9-8, 6-4) is fifth, while Randolph College (7-8, 4-6) is sixth.  Seventh-seeded Randolph-Macon College (6-11, 3-7) holds the head-to-head edge over eighth-seeded Lynchburg College (5-10, 3-7).

Lynchburg enters its first ODAC post-season tournament since the spring of 2008. The Hornets hold a 5-10 record overall and 3-7 in conference play. LC defeated Sweet Briar College, Virginia Wesleyan College and Emory & Henry College in league play.

Tournament play begins Saturday, April 21, with each of the four quarterfinals scheduled at the campuses of the four highest seeds.  Each of the four winners will play in the semifinals on Saturday, April 28, with the championship following on Sunday, April 29.  Randolph-Macon will serve as host for the final three matches.

Listed below is the entire schedule for the 2012 ODAC Women's Tennis Tournament.  For more information including match times, visit any of the participating schools' websites or go to the ODAC tournament website at www.odaconline.com/tournament/spring/wtennis

2012 ODAC Women's Tennis Tournament
Quarterfinals -  Saturday, April 21
Match 1: #8 Lynchburg at #1 Washington and Lee - TBA
Match 2: #5 Guilford at #4 Roanoke - TBA
Match 3: #6 Randolph at #3 Hollins - TBA
Match 4: #7 Randolph-Macon at #2 Bridgewater - TBA

Semifinals  -  Saturday, April 28  - Randolph-Macon College

Match 5:  Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2 – TBA
Match 6:  Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4 – TBA

Championship  -  Sunday, April 29 – Randolph-Macon College

Match 7:  Championship – Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6 – TBA