Rebecca Ho Becomes All-Time Wins Leader in Loss to Chicago

Photo by Tim Farrell
Photo by Tim Farrell

Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 21, 2017 – Senior Rebecca Ho became Washington University in St. Louis' all-time wins' leader in a 5-4 loss to University of Chicago in the semifinals of the 2017 University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Championship Friday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Ho's two victories upped her career win total to 184, passing Debbie Michelson (1998-92) for first on the WashU all-time wins list.

Second-seeded and No. 9-ranked University Chicago won its seventh-straight match to improve to 16-3, 2-0 in the UAA, while No. 3 seed and No. 10-ranked WashU fell to 12-9, 1-1 in the UAA.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #3 Rebecca Ho/Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) def. Kim, Rachel/Antohi, Marjorie (UCW) 8-6
2. Chen, Tiffany/Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) def. Grace Deering/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-2
3. Mindy Borovsky/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Iranpour, Ariana/Warren, Courtney (UCW) 9-7 

Singles:
1. #4 Rebecca Ho (WASHUW) def. #20 Iranpour, Ariana (UCW) 7-5, 7-5
2. #11 Antohi, Marjorie (UCW) def. Grace Deering (WASHUW) 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4
3. Kim, Rachel (UCW) def. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Kaylan Griffith (WASHUW) def. Chen, Tiffany (UCW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. #31 Navarro, Estefania (UCW) def. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 7-5, 6-2
6. Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-0

Notes:
• WashU is 8-9 against nationally ranked teams this season.
• Ho has won 11-straight singles matches and is 28-2 this season.
• Ho is 12-1 against ranked opponents this year.
• Deering and Griffith are each one-win shy of 100 for their career.
• Chicago has defeated WashU four times this season. 

Up Next: WashU takes on No. No. 4 seed and No. 11-ranked Carnegie Mellon University in the third-place match Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m. (ET).