Madison, Wis., April 7, 2018– The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team could not overcome a doubles deficit as the Bears suffered a 6-3 loss to No. 10 University of Chicago in the championship match of the 2018 Midwest Invitational Saturday in Madison, Wis.
1. Antohi, Marjorie/Handa, Claire (UCW) def. #6 Grace Deering/Ally Persky (WASHUW) 8-5
2. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Gutierrez, Laura/Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) 8-4
3. Xu, Catherine/Ellison, Daryn (UCW) def. Grace Hederick/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 8-4
1. #4 Handa, Claire (UCW) def. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) 6-1, 6-4
2. #14 Antohi, Marjorie (UCW) def. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 6-1, 2-6, 10-4
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Xu, Catherine (UCW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Navarro, Estefania (UCW) 7-6 (7-5), 4-1, retired
5. Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) def. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 7-5, 6-2
6. Gutierrez, Laura (UCW) def. Libby Jubas (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-2
• WashU is 5-4 against nationally-ranked teams this season
• The singles victory for Hodge was the 30th of her career
• Chionis and Tripathy have won five-straight matches at No. 2 doubles
• Persky has won five-straight singles matches and is 10-3 this season
WashU (8-4) returns to the state of Wisconsin on Friday, April 13, to take on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at 4 p.m. The Bears will also take on Chicago in rematch on Saturday at 2 p.m.