No. 10 WashU Falls to No. 8 Chicago in Midwest Invite Final

No. 10 WashU Falls to No. 8 Chicago in Midwest Invite Final

Madison, Wis., April 8, 2017 – The No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team suffered a 5-4 loss to No. 8 University of Chicago in the championship match of the 2017 Midwest Invitational Saturday in Madison, Wis. The teams meet again April 16 in St. Louis.

Chicago improved to 12-3 with the win, while WashU had its four-match win streak snapped and dropped to 9-7.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #3 Rebecca Ho/Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) def. Antohi, Marjorie/Kim, Rachel (UCW) 8-6
2. Grace Deering/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Rudin, Alyssa/Chen, Tiffany (UCW) 8-4
3. Gutierrez, Laura/Warren, Courtney (UCW) def. Mindy Borovsky/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 8-6

Singles:
1. #4 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. #20 Iranpour, Ariana (UCW) 6-4, 7-5
2. #11 Antohi, Marjorie (UCW) def. Grace Deering (WASHUW) 6-4, 3-6, 12-10
3. Kim, Rachel (UCW) def. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-2
4. Chen, Tiffany (UCW) def. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-1
5. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. #31 Navarro, Estefania (UCW) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) def. Kate Lee (WASHUW) 1-6, 6-3, 10-5

Notes:
• The Bears are 6-7 against ranked teams this season.
• Ho improved to 23-2 in singles and is 8-1 against ranked opponents.
• Ho is eight wins shy of tying the all-time WashU record for wins in a career.
• Deering is six wins shy of 100 for her career.
• Griffith is eight wins shy of joining the 100-win club.
• Tripathy's win at No. 5 was the first victory in her career over a ranked opponent.

Up Next: WashU returns home to host No. 22 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Friday, April 14, at 4 p.m.