Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 23, 2015 – In a match that lasted more than 10 hours due to rain delays, the No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team earned a 9-0 victory over No. 27 Brandeis University in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Quarterfinal Thursday.
WashU swept doubles before rain forced delays totaling nearly five hours. When the teams were finally able to get back on the courts, junior Aly Coran and freshman Grace Deering swept their singles matches to seal the victory for the Bears.
WashU won its 11th straight match to improve to 17-4 on the season, while Brandeis dropped to 10-9. The Bears advanced to the UAA Semifinal for the fifth year in a row, and will take on No. 7 Carnegie Mellon University at 2 p.m. (ET) Friday.
1. Rebecca Ho/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Carley Cooke/Haley Cohen (BR) 8-3
2. Grace Deering/Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) def. Dylan Schlesinger/Maya Vasser (BR) 8-0
3. Aly Coran/Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Sarita Biswas/Charlotte Aaron (BR) 8-4
1. Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. Carley Cooke (BR) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Haley Cohen (BR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
3. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Simone Vandroff (BR) 6-1, 6-2
4. Grace Deering (WASHU) def. Emily Eska (BR) 6-3, 6-1
5. Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) def. Maya Vasser (BR) 6-4, 6-1
6. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Charlotte Aaron (BR) 6-4, 6-1
• After posting an 18-12 record in doubles through their first 10 matches of the season, WashU has gone 30-3 in doubles over the last 11 matches.
• It was the 14th doubles sweep of the season for the Bears, and their ninth sweep in the last 11 matches.
• Coran and sophomore Kaylan Griffith are 10-0 as a doubles team this season.
• Junior Jamie Silverberg brought her career wins total to 110, moving her into 15th on the Bears' all-time wins list.
• Coran improved her career record to 99-49, one win shy of becoming the 23rd member of WashU's 100-win club.
• Senior Hanna Newstadt increased her win total to 94.