The University of Mary Washington women's tennis team jumped out to a 2-1 advantage in doubles action and won a trio of singles matches to claim the 2018 Capital Athlketic Conference Championship on Saturday at the Battleground. The title is the Eagles' 15th consecutive conference title, and this year's squad improves to 19-4 on the season.
In doubles action, seniors Kait Brogan and Ashley Barrow teamed at one for the first point of the day, as they downed Kate Huck and McKinney Harwood, 8-1. UMW built the lead to 2-0 with a win at two doubles, as Rachel Summers and Caroline Mosberg built a late lead and held on for an 8-6 win. At three, the Eagles fell into a hole early, battled back to take the lead, but fell, 9-7, which put the Captains on the board heading to singles play.
The Eagles gained the third point at six singles, as Rachel Cooper took a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Alexandra Drye. Mirabella won at five singles 6-4, 6-1 over Wessel to set up UMW for the title. At two singles, Summers gained a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Harwood to clinch the match.
UMW will advance to the NCAA Championship for the 22nd straight year, with play set to open next weekend. The location, time, and opponent will be annnounced on Monday at noon.