Bears Claim Third at UAA Champs with 8-1 Win Over No. 15 Chicago

Bears Claim Third at UAA Champs with 8-1 Win Over No. 15 Chicago

Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 25, 2015 – The No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team earned an 8-1 win over No. 15 University of Chicago to finish third at the 2015 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship for the second year in a row and the fourth time in the last five years.

In the fourth meeting of the season between WashU and Chicago, the Bears swept doubles to propel them to their third win in a row over the Maroons. With the win, WashU finished the regular season 18-5 overall, while Chicago dropped to 12-11. The Bears will await a bid to the NCAA Division III Championship, which will be announced Monday, May 4, on NCAA.com.

Match-by-Match Results:
Doubles:

1. Rebecca Ho/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Megan Tang/Ariana Iranpour (UC) 4-5, retired
2. Grace Deering/Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) def. Courtney Warren/Tiffany Chen (UC) 8-3
3. Aly Coran/Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Lucy Tang/Sruthi Ramaswami (UC) 8-6

Singles:
1. Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. Megan Tang (UC) 6-3, 6-3
2. Jasmine Lee (UC) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
3. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Tiffany Chen (UC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Grace Deering (WASHU) def. Lucy Tang (UC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) def. Sruthi Ramaswami (UC) 6-2, 6-4
6. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Stephanie Lee (UC) 6-2, 6-4

Notes:
• It was the third year in a row WashU and Chicago have squared off in the third-place match at the UAA Championship, with WashU winning each of the last two.
• The Bears swept doubles for the 15th time this season.
• WashU improved to 11-5 against ranked teams this season.
• The team's 18 wins is one shy of the highest total in head coach Kelly Stahlhuth's 10-year career.
• Junior Aly Coran and sophomore Kaylan Griffith improved to 12-0 as a doubles team this year, while sophomore Rebecca Ho and junior Jamie Silverberg won their ninth straight match at No. 1 doubles.
• Senior Hanna Newstadt increased her career record to 97-41, three wins shy of becoming the 24th player in school history to join the 100-win club.