Women's Tennis Falls to No. 3 Emory University 6-0 in UAA Semifinals
St. Louis, Mo., April 23, 2011 – The No. 15 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team fell to No. 3 Emory University 6-0 in the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the Sunset Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Washington University will face No. 11 Carnegie Mellon University in the 2011 UAA Third-Place Match on Sunday morning at the Kings Point Sports Club in Belleville, Ill.
Carnegie Mellon took a 2-1 lead through doubles action in its semifinal matchup with fourth-ranked University of Chicago, but Chicago came back to win 5-2 to set up a meeting with Emory in Sunday morning’s conference championship.
Against Emory, freshman Theresa Petraskova and senior Elise Sambol fell to Jordan Wylie and Zahra Dawson at second doubles, 8-3, and freshman Corinne Rauck and sophomore Paige Madara lost to Brenna Kelly and Malavik Padmanabhan by the same score.
Emory also won points at first, second and third singles. Gabrielle Clark was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over junior Natalie Tingir in the No. 1 match. Freshman Evelyn Qin lost to Lorne McManigle 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and sophomore Kate Klein fell to Dawson 6-1, 6-0, in the No. 3 match.
Sambol did take the first set from Lindsay Reidenbach at No. 5 singles but she trailed 4-3 in the second set when the match ended.
When Washington University battles Carnegie Mellon in the third-place match on Sunday it will be the third time over the past four years the Bears have played for third in the UAA, finishing third in 2008 and fourth in 2009.