Women's Tennis Opens 2012 Season With 8-1 Win at Rhodes
Memphis, Tenn., February 18, 2012 – The No. 14 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team opened the 2012 season with a 8-1 victory at Rhodes College on Saturday afternoon in Memphis, Tennis. It was the season opener for both teams.
1. Evelyn Qin/Betsy Edershile (WASHU) def. Alex Phipps/Spencer Schlessinger (RHODES) 8-0
2. Theresa Petraskova/Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Maggie Donoghue/Kristal Skrimeta (RHODES) 8-1
3. Paige Madara/Hannah Newstadt (WASHU) def. Elyse Smith/Macon Wilson (RHODES) 8-0
1. Maggie Donoghue (RHODES) def. Evelyn Qin (WASHU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-2
2. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) def. Spencer Schlessinger (RHODES) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Alex Phipps (RHODES) 6-0, 6-0
4. Betsy Edershile (WASHU) def. Elyse Smith (RHODES) 6-0, 6-1
5. Paige Madara (WASHU) def. Kristal Skrimeta (RHODES) 6-1, 6-3
6. Katie Helfgott (WASHU) def. Hillary Connell (RHODES) 6-1, 6-3
• Washington U. swept doubles play by losing just one game.
• Washington U. won five of the six singles matches in straight sets.
Washington University (1-0) returns to action against No. 6 Denison University on Friday, March 2, in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind.