No. 11 WashU Falls to No. 1 Claremont in NCAA Quarterfinals

No. 11 WashU Falls to No. 1 Claremont in NCAA Quarterfinals

Chattanooga, Tenn., May 22, 2017 – The No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team had its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to No. 1-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in the 2017 NCAA Division III Quarterfinals Monday at Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.

WashU, who was making its second-straight and fifth NCAA quarterfinal appearance, ended its season with a 14-11 record. Claremont remained undefeated with a 29-0 mark.

Seniors Kaylan Griffith and Rebecca Ho and picked up the lone victory for the Bears, an 8-4 win at No. 1.

"We talked about how we can play with these guys. We have improved since February came out ready to play today," said 12th-year head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. "Each year we keep trying to get better. We believed in ourselves against the No. 1 team today."

WashU's senior class of Mindy Borovsky, Griffith and Ho concluded their career with a 68-32 (.680) overall record, and led the Bears to three NCAA Quarterfinal appearances.

"They are an accomplishment group on and off the court. They stuck through it all," Stahlhuth added. "They left a legacy for future Bears. I am grateful to them."

Following the team championship Ho will compete in the singles championship, while she and Griffith will complete in the doubles championship. The individual championships are slated for Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27.

Notes:
• The Bears are 15-18 (.455) in 18 career NCAA appearances.
• Ho and Griffith improved to 16-9 at No. 1 doubles with the win.
• WashU was 9-11 this season against ranked teams.
• Ho increased her WashU school-record win total to 187.
• WashU also advanced to the Quarterfinals in 2002, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
• The match was delayed two hours due to rain.