No. 11 Washington University Women's Tennis Tops Case Western Reserve, 5-2
Chicago, Ill., April 14, 2012 - The No. 11 Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team won its third-straight match with a 5-2 victory over Case Western Reserve University on Saturday.
Washington U. (12-4) took a 2-1 lead after doubles, and won three of the four completed singles matches to clinch the win. It was just the third loss of the season for Case Western Reserve, who dropped to 16-3. Junior Kate Klein and sophomore Corinne Rauck picked up a big win for the Bears at No. 1 doubles with an 8-6 upset over the Central Region's fifth-ranked doubles team of Erika and Alexandra Lim.
1. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHU) def. Erika Lim/Alexandra Lim (CASEW) 8-6
2. Marianne Bonnano/Emily Pham (CASEW) def. Theresa Petraskova/Natalie Tingir (WASHU) 8-4
3. Paige Madara/Betsy Edershile (WASHU) def. Kathleen Evers/Bianca Patel (CASEW) 8-4
1. Natalie Tingir (WASHU) def. Erika Lim (CASEW) 6-3, 6-2
2. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Marianne Bonnano (CASEW) 6-2, 6-4
3. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) def. Emily Pham (CASEW) 6-1, 6-2
4. Alexandra Lim (CASEW) def. Paige Madara (WASHU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Betsy Edershile (WASHU) vs. Bianca Patel (CASEW) 4-6, unfinished
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHU) vs. Kathleen Evers (CASEW) 2-6, unfinished
• Senior Natalie Tingir won at No. 1 singles for the seventh-straight match, marking the 93rd overall win of her career.
• The win brings head coach Kelly Stahlhuth to within one victory of 100 in her seven-year career at Washington U.
• The Bears' No. 11 national ranking is the highest in Stahlhuth's seven-year tenure.
Washington University faces No. 6 University of Chicago at 10 a.m. on Sunday in Chicago. The Maroons swept Case Western Reserve, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon.