Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 23, 2016 – No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team upset No. 9 Carnegie Mellon University 6-3 in the semifinals of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Saturday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
"I am very proud of the team. We were down after doubles and we fought hard till the very end," said 11th-year head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. "We new we could do it, and everyone on our team truly believed they could win this match."
WashU improved to 15-7, 2-0 in the UAA, while Carnegie fell to 15-6, 1-1 in the UAA.
Match-by Match Results:
1. Cori Sidell/Minami Makino (CMUW) def. Jamie Silverberg/Grace Deering (WASHUW) 8-6
2. Brooke Tsu/Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) def. Rebecca Ho/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Kaylan Griffith/Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Nicholle Torres/Abbey Hamstra (CMUW) 8-3
1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. #16 Brooke Tsu (CMUW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Nicholle Torres (CMUW) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Cori Sidell (CMUW) 6-2, 6-2
4. Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
5. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) def. Minami Makino (CMUW) 6-1, 6-7, 5-5, retired
6. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Marina Selenica (CMUW) 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
• WashU is 10-7 against ranked teams this season.
• Coran moved into fifth in school history in wins (130).
• Ho moved into a tie for sixth place in school history with 128 victories.
• Ho is 10-4 this season against ranked opponents in singles.
• The Bears have recorded 15 or more wins for the sixth-straight season.
Up Next: The Bears take on top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Emory University (22-4) Sunday at 9 a.m. (ET) in the UAA Championship match. WashU is making its 17th UAA Championship appearance, and first since 2005.