No. 16 Women's Tennis Splits Matches with Quinnipiac and Puget Sound
MATCH 1 | MATCH 2
Orlando, Fla., March 16, 2011 – The No. 16 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team had its five-match winning streak snapped with a 5-2 loss to NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University, 5-2, but bounced back to sweep the University of Puget Sounds, 9-0, on Wednesday afternoon in Orlando, Fla.
Washington University won just one doubles contest in its first match of the day against Quinnipiac to fall behind 1-0 heading into singles play. Freshmen Evelyn Qin and Betsy Edershile were 8-5 winners over Juliet Labarthe and Sarah Viebrock in the No. 1 position but the Bobcats won the other two matches.
Qin and senior Elise Sambol each picked up points for the Red and Green in singles action. Qin was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Viebrock in the No. 4 match while Sambol beat Lavinia Cristescu, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 6 singles match.
The Bears fared better against Puget Sound where they swept doubles competition before taking all six singles matches in straight sets.
Qin and Edershile won their second doubles contest of the day, beating Maddison Holts and Maddie Thiesse 8-2 at No. 1. Sambol and freshman Theresa Petraskova were 8-2 winners over Marissa Friedman and Logan Thompson in the No. 2 match and freshman Corinne Rauck teamed with sophomore Paige Madara to defeat Ada Yu and Jenna Gerdsen 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Junior Natalie Tingir won 6-0, 6-2 over Holtz in No. 1 singles while Edershile beat Thiesse 6-0, 6-1 in the second position and Madara topped Gerdsen 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 3 match.
Rounding out the singles winners, sophomore Brittany Trimble was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Thompson in the No. 4 position, sophomore Katie Helfgott beat Yu, 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 5 match and Rauck dropped just one set in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Friedman in No. 6 singles.
Washington University (7-2) concludes competition during its Spring Break trip on Thursday, March 17, in Orlando, Fla., when it will face Division I Colgate University at 8 a.m. (ET).