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Women’s tennis cracks the top 10

Brooke Donnelly, ‘17, was an All-American last season and hopes to repeat that honor this year. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Alden Ewing

March 28, 2016

A dominant start to the season has propelled the women’s tennis team to a top-ten ranking in the nation, according to After half the team graduated last year, there were questions as to how the team would respond, but the five freshmen players have been critical to the team’s success. “Th...

General of the Week: Brooke Donnelly

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Peter Rathmell

March 21, 2016

Phi: What has driven your success so far this year? BD: Part of it is just being an upperclassmen this year. I’ve had a lot of support from the team and we’re really close as a team. I’m not nervous and we’re having fun. Phi: What’s the difference between being an underclassmen and an upperclassm...

All-American fuels high hopes for tennis team

The women’s tennis team has placed at least one person on the All-American team every year since 1993. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Alex Niemann

February 1, 2016

A young Generals women’s tennis team looks to make big waves this year, with All-American Brooke Donnelly at the helm. Donnelly, ‘17, joins Mary Elizabeth Shutley, ‘16, as one of the team’s two captains and only upperclassmen. Though lacking in quantity, the two handily make up for it with qua...

Women’s tennis hopes to defend title

The tennis team said goodbye to five senior players last season, only to welcome five promising first-years to the squad this season. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Alden Ewing

October 5, 2015

Coming off an ODAC championship winning year, the Washington and Lee women’s tennis team has retooled and is looking to build off of last year’s success. Despite losing five seniors after last year’s season, junior captain Brooke Donnelly is confident that the team will not miss a beat. “With ...

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