Greencastle, Ind., Feb. 27, 2016 – The No. 13-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team defeated two top-10 teams Saturday to finish in fifth place at the 2016 ITA Division III Women's National Team Indoor Championship hosted by DePauw University.
The Bears swept doubles en route to a 7-2 win over No. 9 MIT in the consolation match Saturday morning. WashU then earned a 5-1 win over No. 10 Washington and Lee University Saturday night in the fifth-place match. Senior Aly Coran, sophomore Grace Deering and senior Jamie Silverberg each posted three wins for the Bears.
Match-by-Match Results vs. No. 9 MIT:
1. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Elysa Kohrs/Sonya Das (MIT) 9-8 (7-3)
2. #10 Aly Coran/Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. Kelly Zhu/Dora Tzeng (MIT) 9-7
3. Kaylan Griffith/Lily Schroeder (WASHU) def. Wendi Kong/Krystal Lai (MIT) 8-1
1. #39 Elysa Kohrs (MIT) def. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Kelly Zhu (MIT) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Grace Deering (WASHU) def. Dora Tzeng (MIT) 7-5, 6-2
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Sonya Das (MIT) 6-3, 7-5
5. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Wendi Kong (MIT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kate Lee (WASHU) def. Rena Liu (MIT) 6-3, 6-2
Match-by-Match Results vs. No. 10 Washington & Lee:
1. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. #22 Brooke Donnelly/Tessa Hill (WLU) 8-2
2. #10 Aly Coran/Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. Michelle Fleenor/Rachel Hicks (WLU) 8-5
3. Emily Kochard/M. H. McNeal (WLU) def. Kaylan Griffith/Kate Lee (WashU) 8-5
1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHU) vs. #27 Brooke Donnelly (WLU) 4-6, 6-3, unfinished
2. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Tessa Hill (WLU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Grace Deering (WASHU) vs. Michelle Fleenor (WLU) 6-4, 4-5, unfinished
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) vs. M. H. McNeal (WLU) 2-6, 3-4, unfinished
5. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Melinda Kauffman (WLU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Kate Lee (WASHU) def. Emily Kochard (WLU) 6-2, 6-1
• WashU swept doubles for the first time this season in the win over MIT.
• All six of WashU's matches this season have been against teams ranked in the top-15 in NCAA Division III.
• Silverberg improved to 121-55 in her career, passing Kacie Cook (2001-05) and Shilpa Reddy (1998-2002) for eighth on WashU's all-time wins list.
• Coran increased her career win total to 116, moving into a tie with Gloria Abramson (1994-98) for 11th on WashU's all-time wins leaderboard.
• Junior Rebecca Ho moved up to a tie with Jenny Stein (2000-03) for 22nd on the all-time wins list with her 104th career victory.
• Deering brought her career win total to 60, and remained unbeaten (5-0) in singles in dual matches this season.
WashU improved to 4-2 on the season with the two wins. MIT also lost in the seventh-place match Saturday evening to fall to 10-3, while Washington & Lee dropped to 3-2 after its loss to the Bears. WashU has two weeks off before heading to California for five matches during spring break March 12-16.