Madison, Wis., April 4, 2014 – The No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team earned a pair of wins Friday to advance to the championship match of the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis. The Bears topped Gustavus Adolphus College 7-2, before earning another 7-2 win over University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the semifinal.
Washington U. (12-3) faces No. 11 DePauw University in the Midwest Invitational Championship at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Tigers earned wins over St. Catherine University and No. 12 University of Chicago to earn their spot in the championship. It will be the third meeting this season between the two teams. DePauw earned a 6-3 victory Feb. 16 in the spring season opener for the Bears. Washington U. avenged the loss with a 6-3 win March 1 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
Gustavus Adolphus Match-by-Match Results:
1. Michaela Schulz/Laurel Krebsbach (GAC) def. Rebecca Ho/Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) 8-5
2. Aly Coran/Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Annie Mahoney/Lizzy Stanczyk (GAC) 8-5
3. Betsy Edershile/Hanna Newstadt (WASHUW) def. Calleigh Carlson/Sidney Dirks (GAC) 8-1
1. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Michaela Schulz (GAC) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. Laurel Krebsbach (GAC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Sidney Dirks (GAC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Lizzy Stanczyk (GAC) def. Theresa Petraskova (WASHUW) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Betsy Edershile (WASHUW) def. Aryn Eckstrom (GAC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) def. Annie Mahoney (GAC) 6-4, 6-2
UW-Whitewater Match-by-Match Results:
1. Rebecca Ho/Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) def. Alexandra Bayliss/Jackie Vitale (UWW) 8-1
2. Megan Humphreys/Amy Upthagrove (UWW) def. Aly Coran/Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) 8-6
3. Betsy Edershile/Hanna Newstadt (WASHUW) def. Erika Williams/Jessica Vitale (UWW) 8-0
1. Alexandra Bayliss (UWW) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)
2. Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. Megan Humphreys (UWW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Jackie Vitale (UWW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Theresa Petraskova (WASHUW) def. Erika Williams (UWW) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
5. Betsy Edershile (WASHUW) def. Amy Upthagrove (UWW) 6-1, 6-3
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) def. Hillary Franzen (UWW) 6-2, 6-2
• Washington U. improved to 11-0 this season when leading after doubles.
• The Bears are 14-1 in dual matches at No. 6 singles this season.
• Senior Corinne Rauck improved to 14-1 in singles this season, extending her winning streak to 13 matches. She now has 94 career victories, six shy of becoming the 21st player in school history to reach 100 wins.
• Senior Theresa Petraskova won her 110th career match, moving her into 14th on Washington U.'s career wins list.