No. 12 WashU Women’s Tennis Advances to UAA Semifinals

No. 12 WashU Women’s Tennis Advances to UAA Semifinals

Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 22, 2016 – No. 3 seed Washington University in St. Louis earned an 8-1 victory over No. 6 seed New York University Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2016 University Athletic Association Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Championship in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

No. 12-ranked WashU improved to 14-7, 1-0 in the UAA, with the win, while No. 29 NYU fell to 8-3, 0-1 in the UAA.

Match-by Match Results:
1. Grace Deering/Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Carmen Lai/Flyora Shiyanova (NYUW) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Rebecca Ho/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Vanessa Scott/Alice McGinty (NYUW) 8-3
3. Kaylan Griffith/Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Laila El Dessouki/Madeline King (NYUW) 8-4

1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. Carmen Lai (NYUW) 6-2, 6-0
2. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Flyora Shiyanova (NYUW) 6-4, 7-5
3. Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Vanessa Scott (NYUW) 6-2, 6-2
4. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) def. Alice McGinty (NYUW) 6-1, 6-2
5. Laila El Dessouki (NYUW) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5
6. Kate Lee (WASHUW) def. Madeline King (NYUW) 7-5, 6-2

• WashU is 9-7 against ranked teams this season.
• Coran moved into a tie for fifth in school history in wins (128).
• Ho jumped into seventh place in all-time wins (127), one behind Coran.
• The Bears are in the semifinals for the sixth year in a row.
• WashU swept doubles play for the seventh time this season.
• The Bears have recorded 14 or more wins in 10 of 11 seasons under head coach Kelly Stahlhuth.

Up Next: WashU takes on No. 2 seed and No. 9-ranked Carnegie Mellon University (15-5, 1-0 UAA) in the semifinals Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. The Tartans have topped the Bears in their last five UAA semifinal meetings dating back to 2008.