Women's Tennis Defeats Oklahoma Baptist and UW-La Crosse
MATCH 1 | MATCH 2
Orlando, Fla., March 14, 2011 – The No. 16 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team opened its Spring Break trip to Orlando, Fla., with victories over Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Monday, March 14.
Washington U., which improved to 5-1 overall, defeated NAIA Oklahoma Baptist 6-3 and swept UW-La Crosse 9-0.
The Bears led Oklahoma Baptist 2-1 after doubles play and won four of the six singles tilts. Freshmen Betsy Edershile and Evelyn Qin were 8-3 winners over Diana Barnes and Mariana Rosa at second doubles, while freshmen Theresa Petraskova and Corinne Rauck topped Katie Halbesleden and Leis Brito, 8-3, in the No. 3 match.
Edershile was also a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 winner over Lillian Ferriera at No. 2 singles, while Qin defeated Rosa in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, in third singles. Sophomore Paige Madara, who beat Halbesleden 6-1, 6-2, at No. 4 singles, and sophomore Brittany Trimble, a 7-5, 6-1 winner of Barnes in the No. 5 match, were also victories for Washington U. against Oklahoma Baptist.
Washington University dominated singles play against Wisconsin-La Crosse, winning all six matches in straight sets. Junior Natalie Tingir was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Kelly Stadum in the No. 1 slot, while sophomore Kate Klein beat Katie McDonald 6-0, 6-1, in second singles and Edershile was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Jenny Maruyama in the No. 3 spot.
Qin beat Abby Tresedder 6-2, 6-1 in fourth singles, senior Elise Sambol topped Olivia Hartwick 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 5 match and Petraskova did not drop a set in a win over Lindsay Seccombe in the No. 6 match.
The Bears found the same amount of success in doubles play. Qin and Edershile were 8-0 winners over Stadum and Andrea Vivian, Sambol and Petraskova beat Hartwick and Fallon 8-2 in the second match, and Tingir and Rauck were 8-6 winners over Julia Johnson and Karie Williams at third doubles.
Washington University returns to action on Tuesday, March 15, when it will face Berry College in Orlando, Fla., at 11:30 a.m. (ET).