No. 9 Washington U. Women's Tennis Earns 5-0 Win Over Grinnell in NCAA Second Round

No. 9 Washington U. Women's Tennis Earns 5-0 Win Over Grinnell in NCAA Second Round

St. Louis, Mo., May 9, 2014 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team swept doubles for the 10th time this season en route to a 5-0 win over Grinnell College in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships Friday morning at Tao Tennis Center.

After starting slowly, the Bears pulled away to take a 3-0 lead after doubles. Sophomore Jamie Silverberg made quick work with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to make it 4-0, and freshman Rebecca Ho won her team-leading 23rd singles match of the season with a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 2 to finish the match.

Washington U. (18-5) faces No. 11 DePauw University in the NCAA Regional Championship at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Tigers earned a 5-1 win over No. 25 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Friday afternoon. It will be the fourth match this season between Washington U. and DePauw. The Tigers won the first match between the teams, while Washington U. has won each of the past two.

Match-by-Match Results:

1. Rebecca Ho/Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) def. Shirlene Luk/Clothilde Thirouin (GCW) 8-2
2. Aly Coran/Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Sadhana Athreya/Emma Macdonald (GCW) 8-3
3. Betsy Edershile/Hanna Newstadt (WASHUW) def. Shanaz Daneshdoost/Hanna Feldman (GCW) 8-2


1. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Shirlene Luk (GCW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. Sadhana Athreya (GCW) 6-0, 6-3
3. Aly Coran (WASHUW) vs. Clothilde Thirouin (GCW) 7-6 (7-1), 1-0, unfinished
4. Theresa Petraskova (WASHUW) vs. Hanna Feldman (GCW) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
5. Betsy Edershile (WASHUW) vs. Virginia Purcell (GCW) 6-1, 5-1, unfinished
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) vs. Emma Macdonald (GCW) 6-4, 2-1, unfinished

• Washington U. improved to 10-14 all-time in the NCAA Championships.
• The 18 wins is a single-season high for the Bears in head coach Kelly Stahlhuth's nine-year career.
• The Bears improved to 17-2 this season when leading after doubles.
• Senior Corinne Rauck moved into 18th on WUSTL's all-time career wins list with 105 victories.
• Senior Betsy Edershile and junior Hanna Newstadt improved to 17-2 in doubles this season, winning their 11th straight match.