Washington U. Women's Tennis Cruises to Sweep of McKendree University
St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 2012 - The No. 13-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team recorded its first sweep of the season with a 9-0 win over McKendree University on Wednesday afternoon at the Tao Tennis Center.
Washington U. (11-4) picked up forfeit wins at No. 3 doubles, as well as No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Junior Kate Klein and sophomore Betsy Edershile both swept their singles opponents by scores of 6-0, 6-0, as the Bears surrendered just five total points in the match.
1. Paige Madara/Betsy Edershile (WASHU) def. Nathalia Oliveira/Erika Smith-Thomas (MCKW) 8-2
2. Katie Helfgott/Aarthi Kasilingam (WASHU) def. Alexandria Peach/Melanie Young (MCKW) 8-1
3. WASHU won by forfeit
1. Natalie Tingir (WASHU) def. Nathalia Oliveira (MCKW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Erika Smith-Thomas (MCKW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) def. Alexandria Peach (MCKW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Betsy Edershile (WASHU) def. Melanie Young (MCKW) 6-0, 6-0
5. WASHU won by forfeit
6. WASHU won by forfeit
• Junior Paige Madara improved her doubles record to 13-3 this season.
• Senior Natalie Tingir picked up her seventh-straight singles win for the Bears, marking the 92nd overall win of her career.
Washington University travels to Chicago for matches against Case Western Reserve University on Saturday and No. 6 University of Chicago on Sunday. Both matches are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.