Persky Wins Two as No. 11 WashU falls to No. 17 Sewanee

Persky Wins Two as No. 11 WashU falls to No. 17 Sewanee

Chattanooga, Tenn., March 3, 2018 – The No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team suffered its second-straight defeat with a 6-3 loss to No. 17 Sewanee: University of the South at the ITA National Division III Team Indoor Championships Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sewanee improved to 7-1 with the win, while WashU fell to 2-2. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #6 Grace Deering/Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. #14 Clementina Davila/Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) 8-7
2. Christina Merchant/Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) def. Ashley Lessen/Lily Schroeder (WASHUW) 8-2
3. Sanjna Tripathy/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Sara Thompson/Bea Benavides (SEWANEE) 8-3 

Singles:
1. #38 Clementina Davila (SEWANEE) def. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Christina Merchant (SEWANEE) def. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 7-6, 7-5
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Ellie Czura (SEWANEE) 6-1, 6-3
4. #32 Catherine Owen (SEWANEE) def. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Haley Tucker (SEWANEE) def. Kate Lee (WASHUW) 6-3, 7-6
6. Darby Duval (SEWANEE) def. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-4

Notes:
• Deering and Persky improved to 10-3 in doubles
• The Bears are 1-2 against ranked teams this year 

Up Next:
WashU takes on No. 13 Johns Hopkins University in the seventh-place match of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships Sunday at 9 a.m. (ET).