Women's Tennis Upset at No. 30 Trinity University 5-4
San Antonio, Texas, April 1, 2011 – The No. 17 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team suffered a 5-4 upset to No. 30 Trinity University on Friday afternoon in San Antonia, Texas.
The Bears, who were competing without sophomore Kate Klein who usually plays at No. 1 or 2 doubles and singles, took a 2-1 lead through the three doubles matches but dropped four of the six singles contests in the loss.
Partnered together for the first time this year, freshman Evelyn Qin and junior Natalie Tingir picked up an 8-4 win over Thavindra Ekanayake and Kylie Horbeck at No. 1 doubles while freshman Corinne Rauck and sophomore Paige Madara beat Kathleen Lundquist and Kassie Seger 8-6 in a tight match at No. 3 doubles.
The Bears managed to pick up wins just at No. 2 and No. 6 singles, with Qin dropping a close three-set match in the No. 1 position and Madara battling Hornbeck in competitive two-set loss at No. 4.
Theresa Petraskova beat Katie Griffith 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2 singles while Rauck topped Lavinia Bendandi 6-4, 6-2, in the No. 6 match.
Playing No. 1 singles for just the first time this year, Qin nearly pulled off a win against Ekanayake but fell short with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 loss. Madara fell to Hornbeck 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, in the No. 4 match.
Washington University (8-3) returns to action on Saturday, April 2, when it will face No. 26 University of Texas-Tyler in San Antonio, Texas, at 12 p.m.