No. 12 WashU Marches Past Hope and No. 22 Kenyon

No. 12 WashU Marches Past Hope and No. 22 Kenyon

Madison, Wis., April 6, 2018– The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team used a pair of doubles sweeps on Friday to advance to the championship match of the Madison Invitational in Madison, Wis.

The Bears swept Hope College in the first round 9-0, and then posted a 6-3 win over No. 22 Kenyon College in the semifinals. 

Freshman Ally Persky posted a perfect 4-0 record on the day, including an 8-5 win with senior Grace Deering at No. 1 doubles over the 11th-ranked team in NCAA Division III from Kenyon.

No. 12 WashU 9, Hope 0
Doubles:
1. #6 Ally Persky/Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Claire Hallock/Taylor LaBarge (HOPE-W) 8-4
2. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Amanda Bandrowski/Bailey Chorney (HOPE-W) 8-6
3. Grace Hederick/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Natalie Rahrig/Erin LaBarge (HOPE-W) 8-0 

Singles:
1. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE-W) 6-2, 6-3
2. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. #30 Claire Hallock (HOPE-W) 7-5, 6-3
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Taylor LaBarge (HOPE-W) 5-7, 6-2, 10-3
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Natalie Rahrig (HOPE-W) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
5. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Bailey Chorney (HOPE-W) 6-2, 6-2
6. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Liz Pniewski (HOPE-W) 6-3, 6-3

No. 12 WashU 6, No. 22 Kenyon 3
Doubles:
1. #6 Grace Deering/Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. #11 Diana Aboubakare/Erika Oku (KENW) 8-5
2. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Maggie Sweeney/Grace Winslow (KENW) 8-2
3. Grace Hederick/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Ceylan Can/Ilana Blackwood (KENW) 8-4

Singles:
1. Diana Aboubakare (KENW) def. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Erika Oku (KENW) def. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 7-6, 7-6
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Maggie Sweeney (KENW) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Ilana Blackwood (KENW) 6-7, 6-1, 10-2
5. Grace Winslow (KENW) def. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9
6. Libby Jubas (WASHUW) def. Annie Reiner (KENW) 6-0, 3-6, 12-10

Notes:
• WashU is 5-3 against nationally-ranked teams this season
• Head coach Kelly Stahlhuth is six wins shy of 200 for her career
• Deering picked up three wins to move into ninth place in school history (124)
• The Bears have swept doubles play six times this season 

Up Next:
WashU (8-3) takes on No. 10 University of Chicago in the Midwest Invitational championship match Saturday at 8 a.m.