St. Louis, Mo., May 14, 2016 – The No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team outlasted No. 12 Sewanee: University of the South 5-2 Saturday at the Tao Tennis Center to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship for the fourth time in school history.
"We battled the wind and battled a tough opponent. Sewanee played amazing We brought our A game and I am very proud of them," said 11th-year head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. "No. 2 and No. 3 doubles gave us the confidence and the momentum."
WashU improved to 17-8 with the win, while Sewanee ended its season with a 22-6 record. The Bears take on the winner of No. 1 Emory University and No. 15 Washington & Lee University Monday, May 23, in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Match-by Match Results:
1. #11 Lindsey Liles/Clementina Davila (SEW) def. Jamie Silverberg/Grace Deering (WASHUW) 8-4
2. Lisa Chionis/Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. Christina Merchant/Bea Benavides (SEW) 8-0
3. Kaylan Griffith/Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Maggie Crumbliss/Annie Veron (SEW) 8-2
1. #37 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. #43 Lindsey Liles (SEW) 6-0, 6-3
2. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Clementina Davila (SEW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Christina Merchant (SEW) 6-2, 6-2
4. Aly Coran (WASHUW) vs. Maggie Crumbliss (SEW) 6-3, 4-1, unfinished
5. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) vs. Taylor Childress (SEW) 3-6, 6-0, unfinished
6. Annie Veron (SEW) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-2
• WashU has hosted NCAA Regionals four times in school history, advancing to the Quarterfinal round all four years (2002, 2013, 2014, 2016).
• The Bears are 12-8 against ranked teams this season.
• WashU is 6-0 at home this season, and have won 25-straight home matches dating back to the 2012-13 season.
• The Bears are 13-16 (.448) in 17 career NCAA appearances.
• Coran and Ho are tied for fifth in school history with 132 wins.