Chicago, Ill., April 9, 2016 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team earned a 7-2 win over No. 22 Case Western Reserve University, but dropped a 6-3 decision at No. 15 University of Chicago Saturday.
In the first match of the day, WashU picked up tiebreaker wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take a 2-1 lead. The Bears dropped the opening set of four singles matches, but rallied for three-set wins in three of the four. Senior Jamie Silverberg earned a straight-set victory over No. 44-ranked Jessica Liu at No. 2 singles as WashU won five of six singles matches to seal the match victory.
Junior Rebecca Ho won her seventh straight singles match with a 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 4 Ariana Iranpour at No. 1 singles in the Bears' loss to Chicago. Freshman Lisa Chionis also won in straight sets at No. 6 singles, and the two teamed up for a tiebreaker win at No. 2 doubles.
#22 Case Western Reserve Match-by-Match Results:
1. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. #18 Nithya Kanagasegar/Sara Zargham (CWR) 9-8 (8-6)
2. Surya Khadilkar/Michelle Djohan (CWR) def. Lisa Chionis/Rebecca Ho (WASHU) 8-5
3. Aly Coarn/Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Jessica Liu/Tayor Sweeney (CWR) 9-8 (11-9)
1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. #15 Nithya Kanagasegar (CWR) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. #44 Jessica Liu (CWR) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Grace Deering (WASHU) def. Surya Khadilkar (CWR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Taylor Sweeney (CWR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Michelle Djohan (CWR) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
6. Sara Zargham (CWR) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
#15 Chicago Match-by-Match Results:
1. Rachel Kim/Lucy Tang (UC) def. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 8-2
2. Lisa Chionis/Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. Tiffany Chen/Stephanie Lee (UC) 9-8 (7-2)
3. Aly Coran/Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) def. Ariana Iranpour/Courtney Warren (UC) 8-5
1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHU) def. #4 Ariana Iranpour (UC) 6-2, 6-1
2. #20 Rachel Kim (UC) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Lucy Tang (UC) def. Grace Deering (WASHU) 7-5, 6-2
4. Kaela Bynoe (UC) def. Aly Coran (WASHU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Tiffany Chen (UC) def. Kaylan Griffith (WASHU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Lisa Chionis (WASHU) def. Kat Stevanovich (UC) 6-4, 6-2
• WashU is 7-7 against ranked teams this season.
• Ho climbed into WashU's all-time top-10 list by increasing her career wins total to 121.
• Senior Aly Coran moved into a tie for sixth on the Bears' all-time wins list with 126 career victories.
• Ho improved to 8-4 against ranked singles opponents this season, and the win over Iranpour was her third against a top-10 opponent this season.
WashU is 11-7 overall after the two matches. Case dropped to 11-4 with the loss to WashU, while Chicago improved to 9-3. The Bears return to action with a 4 p.m. match at NCAA Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis Tuesday, April 12.