Sewanee, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2016 – Sophomore Grace Deering won at both doubles and singles, but the No. 13-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team came up short against No. 2 Emory University 6-3 Saturday afternoon.
Deering and senior Jamie Silverberg teamed up for a huge win at No. 1 doubles, knocking off the second-ranked doubles team in NCAA Division III 8-5. Deering then posted a straight-set win at No. 3 singles for the Bears, and sophomore Kate Lee won a super tiebreaker at No. 6 singles for WashU's third point. Junior Kaylan Griffith nearly made it a 5-4 match, but came up short in her super tiebreaker at No. 5 singles.
1. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. #2 Bridget Harding/Katarina Su (EU) 8-5
2. Paula Castro/D. Moreno-Kaste (EU) def. Aly Coran/Rebecca Ho (WASHU) 8-6
3. Anna Fuhr/Daniela Lopez (EU) def. Kaylan Griffith/Kate Lee (WASHU) 8-3
1. #14 Bridget Harding (EU) def. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. #34 Beatrice Rosen (EU) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 6-4, 6-0
3. Grace Deering (WASHU) def. Anna Fuhr (EU) 6-2, 6-2
4. #28 Madison Gordon (EU) def. Aly Coran (WASHU) 6-0, 6-2
5. #50 Melissa Goodman (EU) def. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5)
6. Kate Lee (WASHU) def. D. Moreno-Kaste (EU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
• The win at No. 1 doubles gave Silverberg her 116th career victory, moving her into a tie for 10th on WashU's all-time career wins list with Gloria Abramson (1994-98).
• Lee improved to 6-1 at singles this year, while Deering is 3-1 at singles and 7-1 at doubles this season.
WashU (1-1) faces its third straight top-15 opponent when the Bears return to action against No. 14 DePauw University Sunday, Feb. 21. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Principia College in Elsah, Ill.