Senior Elise Sambol Picks up Career-Win No. 100 in Sweep of Colgate
Orlando, Fla., March 17, 2011 – The No. 16 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team wrapped up its 2011 Spring Break trip with a 7-0 win over NCAA Division I Colgate University on Thursday morning in Orlando, Fla.
The Bears finished their four-days of competition in Orlando, Fla., with a 5-1 record and are now 8-2 in dual matches this season.
Washington University swept doubles play against Colgate to pick up a point and take a 1-0 lead heading into singles where the Bears won all six matches in straight sets to complete the 7-0 sweep.
Freshman Evelyn Qin and Betsy Edershile beat Alex Petrini and Stephanie Brown 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Qin was also a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Jen Marquit at No. 4 singles while Edershile took a 6-0, 6-4 decision over Brown in No. 3 singles.
Winning second doubles for the Bears was sophomore Kate Klein and junior Natalie Tingir, who defeated Stephanie Bender and Kelsey Shea 8-1. Tingir added a 7-5, 6-0 win over Petrini at first singles and Klein beat Shea 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 2 match.
Freshman Theresa Petraskova and senior Elise Sambol were 8-5 winners over Marguit and Beckey Silvers at No. 3 doubles. The win represented No. 100 for Sambol in her career; she is now 50-26 all-time in doubles and 51-25 in singles for a career-mark of 101-51. Her 101st-career win came in a 6-0, 6-2 win over Alexi Aberant at No. 6 singles.
Petraskova completed the singles sweep with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Silvers at No. 5 singles.
Washington University (8-2) returns to action on Friday, April 1, when it faces No. 25 Trinity University in San Antonia, Texas, at 3 p.m.